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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 32, Number 1
BKCSDE 32(1)
January 20, 2011 

 
Title
Selective Synthesis of 3,4-Dihydrocoumarins and Chalcones from Substituted Aryl Cinnamic Esters
Author
Jae Ho Jeon, Deok Mo Yang, Jong Gab Jun*
Keywords
Dihydrocoumarin, Chalcone, Aryl cinnamate, Fries rearrangement, Pechmann condensation
Abstract
Coumarins are ubiquitous in plant kingdom and have been used as antitumor, antifungals, anticoagulants, insecticides. Chalcones are also widespread in plant kingdom and have been known to possess diverse biological activities; antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor and anti-inflammatory, etc. As they are considered as important natural products, numerous synthetic approaches have been reported up to the present. We devise a new selective method of preparing dihydrocoumarins and chalcones from aryl cinnamates by the selection of reagents. Dihydrocoumarin derivatives were prepared selectively by using intramolecular cyclization catalyzed by p-toluene sulfonic acid. Also, chalcones were prepared by Fries-rearrangement catalyzed by TiCl4. This method can be used for preparing various coumarin & chalcone compounds.
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