Highly diastereoselective Michael reaction under solvent-free conditions using microwaves: Conjugate addition of flavanone to its chalcone precursor

Tamás Patonay, Rajender S. Varma, András Vass, Albert Lévai, József Dudás

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Microwave-assisted reaction of 2′-hydroxychalcones in the presence of DBU resulted in the formation of hitherto unknown dimers by conjugate addition of the intermediate cyclic ketone to the starting enone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1406
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Feb 19 2001



  • Addition reactions
  • Chalcones
  • Dimers
  • Flavanones
  • Microwave heating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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