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Reaction of 2-methylfuran with methyl vinyl ketone in the presence of w:Gold(III) chloride, showing alkylation at the 5-position. Drawn in IsisDraw, scanned and uploaded by w:User:Walkerma, June 9th 2005. Example chosen from G. Dyker, An Eldorado for Homogeneous Catalysis?, in Organic Synthesis Highlights V, H.-G. Schmaltz, T. Wirth (eds.), pp 48-55, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003.

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