oa South African Journal of Chemistry - Palladium-catalysed dimerisation of furfural
|Article Title||Palladium-catalysed dimerisation of furfural|
|© Publisher:||South African Chemical Institute (SACI)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Chemistry|
|Author||B. Taljaard and G.J. Burger|
|Publication Date||Jan 2002|
|Pages||56 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||Difurans, Furfural, Heteroaromatic coupling, Palladium catalysis, Reoxidation and Research articles|
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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