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Copper-Catalyzed Annulative Amination of ortho-Alkynylphenols with Hydroxylamines: Synthesis of 3-Aminobenzofurans by Umpolung Amination Strategy

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posted on 06.05.2011 by Koji Hirano, Tetsuya Satoh, Masahiro Miura
A room temperature copper-catalyzed annulative amination of ortho-alkynylphenols with electrophilic amination reagents, O-acylated hydroxylamines, proceeds efficiently to provide the corresponding 3-aminobenzofurans of biological and pharmaceutical interest.