Synthesis of the seed germination stimulant 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one

Gavin Flematti, Emilio Ghisalberti, Kingsley Dixon, R.D. Trengove

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3 -Methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one 1 was recently identified as the key agent in smoke, responsible for promoting the seed germination of a diverse range of fire-dependent and fire-independent plant species from around the world. The synthesis of this novel compound, obtained in three steps from pyromeconic acid, is described. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5719-5721
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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