2,3-Dihydrofuro(3,2- c )coumarin-3-one was synthesized in quantitative yield from 3-(ω-bromoacetyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin in the presence of nucleophiles (including solvents). This compound undergoes keto-enol tautomerization and easily reacts with aromatic and heteroaromatic aldehydes to form crotonization products having a Z configuration and exhibiting strong fluorescence.
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