One-Pot solvent-free synthesis of Highly Substituted Imidazoles catalyzed by zeolite

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

A series of tri- and tetra- substituted imidazoles were synthesized from benzyl, aldehyde and ammonium acetate in the presence of zeolite as an ecofriendly reusable catalyst under microwave irradiation in the absence of solvent. The yields are high to excellent and the use of microwave irradiation reduces reaction times to few minute.

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