University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (1): 69-72.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201707014

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Preparation of 5-Methoxy-2-Phenyl-2, 3-Dihydrobenzofuran: A Comprehensive College Chemistry Experiment

Yunxia WANG*(),Yu ZHAO,Lanying WANG,Jianli LI   

  • Received:2017-07-12 Published:2018-01-13
  • Contact: Yunxia WANG
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A new comprehensive college chemistry experiment was introduced. 5-Methoxy-2-phenyl-2, 3-dihydrobenzofuran was prepared from 4-methoxyphenol and styrene by using 1, 1, 1, 3, 3, 3-hexafluoropropan-2-ol as the solvent and 2, 3-dichloro-5, 6-dicyanobenzoquinone as the oxidant at room temperature. The structure was identified by IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and HRMS. In the experiment, students' research interest and exploring spirit will be stimulated, the skill of comprehensive experiment operation and analysis will be improved, and furthermore, the innovative thinking and scientific research ability will be cultivated.

Key words: 5-Methoxy-2-phenyl-2, 3-dihydrobenzofuran, 4-Methoxy-phenol, Styrene


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