New benzofuran synthesis method enables complex molecule creation

This article describes a novel synthesis method for benzofurans developed by researchers from Tokyo University of Science. This method involves a unique substituent migration process using aromatic compounds, which enables the creation of highly complex benzofurans with good yields. These synthesized benzofurans, important in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, could potentially lead to advances in the development of new drugs and agricultural chemicals. The technique is praised for its efficiency and the high functionalization it allows in the benzofurans produced. For a detailed exploration, you can read the full article on Phys org: