VOL-1 ISSUE-1, April 2017

Synthetic Methods for Novel Benzofuran Derivatives and their Biological Activities

Pages : 10-15

Author(s) : Bidyut Kumar Senapati

Category : Review Paper

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Abstract :
Benzofuran is the heterocyclic compound consisting of fused benzene and furan rings. The benzofuran moiety is widely distributed in both natural and artificial molecules. Substituted benzofurans are pharmaceutically important heterocycles that display numerous biological activities such as antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-HIV, anticancer, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory activities. Some derivatives of benzofurans are also used as organic materials due to their optical and electronic properties.

Keywords : Benzofuran, ring-closing metathesis, Pummerer annulation, cross-coupling, anionic annulation.