A NHC-Involved, Cascade, Metal-Free, and Three-Component Synthesis of 2,3-Diarylated Fully Substituted Furans under Solvent-Free Conditions

Chenxia Yu, Jun Lu, Tuanjie Li, Donglin Wang, Binbin Qin, Honghong Zhang & Changsheng Yao
An efficient synthesis of 2,3-diarylated fully substituted furans was performed through the sequential reactions of Knoevenagel reaction, Stetter reaction catalyzed by NHC, and intramolecular cyclization under solvent-free conditions. The protocol has the advantages of easy workup, high yields, and an environmental benign procedure compared with the reported methods.