New Synthetic Routes to Furocoumarins and Their Analogs: A ReviewAuthor(s): Valery F. Traven
Journal: Molecules ISSN 1420-3049
Volume: 9; Issue: 3; Start page: 50; Date: 2004;
Keywords: Furocoumarins | furocoumarin analogs | psoralens | Fries rearrangements.
Many furocoumarins and their analogs possess a prominent photobiological activity. Some of them are successfully used as drugs in phototherapy of skin diseases. Fries rearrangement of acyloxyheteroarenes, condensation of acylhydroxyheteroarenes with ÃŽÂ±-carbonyl compounds under base catalysis and transformations of dihydrofurocoumarinones are new trends in synthesis of furocoumarins and their analogs.