Synthesis and characterization of Nanoparticles Poly Ethylene Imine-Functionalized MCM-41by Covalent Anchoring as a Solid Catalyst for Multi-Component Reactions

Document Type: Original Paper

Authors

1 Department of Chemistry, College of Science, ShahidChamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

2 1Department of Chemistry, College of Science, ShahidChamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

3 2Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

Abstract

A novel magnetically immobilized polyethyleneimine (PEI) fabricated by covalently anchoring on MCM-41 (MCM-41@PEI) was prepared. The synthesized catalyst was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The immobilized PEI was shown to be an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the synthesis of spiro-oxindole and benzopyranes derivatives via multi-component reaction (MCR), in ethylene glycol as a green solvent. No leaching problem was observed after several runs, while the catalyst can be recovered and reused without loss of reactivity under the described reaction conditions.

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