Reaction of ethyl acetoacetate and 2'-hydroxychalcones: Efficient route to 9-aryl-6H-benzo[c]chromen-6-ones

Ishmael B. Masesane, Ofentse Mazimba

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)


The reaction of ethyl acetoacetate and 2'-hydroxychalcones under atmospheric air to furnish a series of functionalized 6H-benzo[c]chromen-6-ones in moderate yields is reported. The reaction proceeds through trans-esterification, intra-molecular Michael addition, Robinson annulation and oxidative aromatization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this