Salicylic acid an efficient organocatalyst for synthesis of coumarins

Document Type : Original Paper

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Post graduate center in Organic Chemistry and Department of Chemistry Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, Rajgurunagar, Pune-410505 India

Abstract

Various substituted coumarins were synthesized in high yield and purity by direct reaction of substituted phenol and β-keto esters in the presence of a catalytic amount of salicylic acid under solvent-free conditions. This method is simple, cost-effective, short reaction time, simple work-up procedure, and avoid the use of transition metals.

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