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PIFA stands for Phenyliodine(III)-bis(trifluoroacetate)

Posted by naturalproductman on August 9, 2011

Yuji Hanzawa and co-workers at Showa Pharmaceutical University have reported in Tetrahedron Letters on a hypervalent iodine mediated cyclization to form furans.

PIFA

TL paper

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