Diastereoselective Synthesis of Polysubstituted Spirocyclopenta[c]furans by Gold-Catalyzed Cascade Reaction

With the synergistic activation of alkynyl alcohols and alkynyl enones by a single gold catalyst, diverse multisubstituted spirocyclopenta­[c]­furans were synthesized in good to excellent yields under mild conditions. Three rings were constructed efficiently in one pot from easily available acyclic starting materials.