Sulfuric Acid Immobilized on Silica Gel as Highly Efficient and Heterogeneous Catalyst for the One-Pot Synthesis of 2,4,5-Triaryl-1H-imidazoles


Application of sulfuric acid immobilized on silica gel as an efficient and benign catalyst has been explored in the syn-thesis of 2,4,5-Triaryl-1H-imidazoles via condensation reaction of benzil or benzoin, aldehyde and ammonium acetate. The key advantages of this process are high yields, cost effectiveness of catalyst, easy work-up, purification of products by non-chromatographic method and the reusability of the H2SO4.SiO2 catalyst.

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B. Maleki, H. Keshvari Shirvan, F. Taimazi and E. Akbarzadeh, "Sulfuric Acid Immobilized on Silica Gel as Highly Efficient and Heterogeneous Catalyst for the One-Pot Synthesis of 2,4,5-Triaryl-1H-imidazoles," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 93-99. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.21015.

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