Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 1450-1454

5-Tricyanovinyl-2-furylation of aromatic derivatives

Dušan Berkeš and Jaroslav Kováč

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Slovak Institute of Technology, 812 37 Bratislava


A new method for heteroarylation of aromatic derivatives has been developed. The highly reactive 2-bromo-5-tricyanovinylfuran acts in the presence of AlCl3 under conditions of Friedel-Crafts reaction as an electrophilic furylation reagent to give 5-aryl-2-tricyanovinylfurans with selected benzene and naphthalene derivatives.