My instructor pointed out that furfural undergoes haloform reaction - I don't understand how. I couldn't figure out the mechanism on my own, and couldn't find much online either. (regarding the products, or the mechanism) Could someone please help me out?
As far as I know, only methyl ketones and alcohols oxidisable to the same undergo haloform reaction - so something unexpected must be happening here.
It'd be great if you could provide a detailed mechanism and explanation, and if possible provide sources.