A Photochemical Route to 2‑Substituted Benzo[b]furans

2-Substituted benzo­[b]­furans were synthesized by a one-step metal-free photochemical reaction between 2-chlorophenol derivatives and terminal alkynes by tandem formation of an aryl-C and a C–O bond via an aryl cation intermediate. The mild conditions and the application to chlorophenols rather of the more expensive bromo or iodo analogues makes this procedure environmentally convenient.