Penchal Reddy Nandaluru et al.
Organic letters, 14(1), 310-313 (2011-12-17)
A multicomponent domino reaction that affords 6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-6-ones is reported. The overall transformation consists of six reactions: Knoevenagel condensation, transesterification, enamine formation, an inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) reaction, 1,2-elimination, and transfer hydrogenation. Both the diene and dienophile for the key