oa South African Journal of Chemistry - Palladium-catalysed dimerisation of furfural

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4350



5, 5'-Diformyl-2, 2'-difuran has been synthesized in 60% yield by the palladium acetate-catalysed aryl coupling of furfural in acetonitrile in the presence of dioxygen under pressure. Various reaction conditions have been exploited, and mechanistic aspects of the reaction are discussed.

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