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2 Furoyl chloride

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2-Furoyl chloride is an acyl chloride of furan. It takes the form of a corrosive liquid, which is more irritating to the eyes than benzoyl chloride. 2-Furoyl chloride is a useful pharmaceutical intermediate and is used in the synthesis of mometasone furoate, an antiinflammatory prodrug used in the treatment of skin disorders, hay fever and asthma.

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Synthesis

2-Furoyl chloride was prepared in 1924 by Gelissen by refluxing 2-furoic acid in excess thionyl chloride on a water bath.

Applications

2-Furoyl chloride has no major applications but it has been used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals; examples include mometasone furoate, fluticasone furoate, diloxanide furoate, Ceftiofur (Excenel), and mirfentanil.

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2-Furoyl chloride Wikipedia


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