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A novel dihydrodifuropyridine scaffold derived from ketones and the chitin-derived heterocycle 3-acetamido-5-acetylfuran

  • Thuy Trang Pham
  • Xi Chen
  • Ning Yan
  • Jonathan Sperry
Original Paper


The reaction between the chitin-derived heterocycle 3-acetamido-5-acetylfuran and aliphatic ketones results in the formation of a novel dihydrodifuropyridine scaffold.

Graphical abstract


Furan Heterocycles Carbonyl compounds Green Chemistry 



We thank the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for support through the Catalyst Fund. T. T. P thanks the Education New Zealand for the award of New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship. N. Yan thanks the Young Researcher Award from the National University of Singapore for the financial support (WBS R-279-000-464-133).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Green Chemical ScienceUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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