Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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Polystyrene-supported 1-methylimidazolium tetrachloro ferrate: Synthesis, characterization, and application as an efficient and reusable heterogeneous catalyst for one-pot synthesis of 4h-chromene derivatives in aqueous media

N. Taheri, M. Fallah-Mehrjardi, S. Sayyahi


Polystyrene-supported 1-methylimidazolium tetrachloroferrate (PS[mim][FeCl4]) was prepared and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). The catalytic activity of the heterogeneous catalyst was evaluated through one-pot synthesis of 2-amino-4H-chromene-3-carbonitriles via the three-component condensation reaction of aromatic aldehydes, malononitrile and dimedone or 2-naphthol in water. The heterogeneous catalyst could be recovered easily and reused five times without significant loss of its catalytic activity.


KEY WORDS: Green chemistry, Heterogeneous catalyst, 4H-chromene derivatives, Multi-component reactions, One-pot synthesis


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2018, 32(3), 531-540.

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