Use of 4-Cyanocoumarins as Dienophiles in a Facile Synthesis of Highly Substituted Dibenzopyranones

2009-02-05T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Michael E. Jung Damian A. Allen
A new synthesis of dibenzopyranones 14 is reported via the Diels−Alder cycloaddition of 4-cyanocoumarins 12 with 1-silyloxydienes 10 to give the adducts 13 which are then converted into 14 in one step via treatment with base and loss of the cyano and silyloxy groups.