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Synthesis of the seed germination stimulant 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one

Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W. and Trengove, R.D. (2005) Synthesis of the seed germination stimulant 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one. Tetrahedron Letters, 46 (34). pp. 5719-5721.

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3-Methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one 1 was recently identified as the key agent in smoke, responsible for promoting the seed germination of a diverse range of fire-dependent and fire-independent plant species from around the world. The synthesis of this novel compound, obtained in three steps from pyromeconic acid, is described.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering Science
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd
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