Synthesis of 1,8-dioxo-octahydroxanthenes under solvent-free conditions via Phosphorus pentoxide supported on alumina (P2O5/Al2O3) catalyzed tandem reaction of Aldehyde with dimedone

Document Type: Original Paper

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Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Khouzestan Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

Abstract

Phosphorus pentoxide used on alumina (P2O5/Al2O3) as an inexpensive, eco-friendly and non-toxic acid catalyst for the one-pot synthesis of 1,8-dioxo-octahydroxanthenes via multi-component reactions under solvent-free conditions. The present approach offers several advantages such as short reaction times, high yields, easy purification, recovery and reusability of the catalyst.

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