[ben-zoh-fyoor-an, -fyuh-ran]
Benzofuran is the heterocyclic compound consisting of fused benzene and furan rings. It is the parent of many related compounds with more complex structures. For example, psoralen is a benzofuran derivative that occurs in several plants.

It is prepared by O-alkylation of salicylaldehyde with chloroacetic acid followed by dehydration of the resulting ether.


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