A New Method for the Synthesis of Cyclic Ethers

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HETEROCYCLIC compounds having four members in the ring are difficult to prepare, and are generally less well known than the 3-, 5- and 6-membered rings of the same type. In the cyclic ethers, for example, oxetanes have been studied relatively little compared to oxiranes and tetrahydrofurans.

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SCHMOYER, L., CASE, L. A New Method for the Synthesis of Cyclic Ethers. Nature 187, 592–593 (1960) doi:10.1038/187592a0

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