Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 699–709 | Cite as

CAN-catalyzed synthesis of 10-arylpyrano[3,2-b]chromene-4,9-diones under solvent-free conditions

  • Yuling Li
  • Xiangxue Meng
  • Gan Cai
  • Baixiang Du
  • Bo Zhao


A novel and efficient one-pot synthesis of 10-aryl-7,8-dihydropyrano[3,2-b]chromene-4,9(6H,10H)-diones by three-component reaction of aromatic aldehydes, 5-hydroxy-2-methylpyran-4-one, and cyclic 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds in the presence of a catalytic amount of ceric ammonium nitrate under solvent-free conditions is described. The advantages of this method include operational simplicity, short reaction time, recyclable catalyst, and high yields.


MCRs CAN Pyrano[3,2-b]chromene Synthesis Solvent-free 



We are grateful to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 21104064, 21172188), the Natural Science Foundation of Xuzhou Normal University (10XLR03, 11XLR13) and the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuling Li
    • 1
  • Xiangxue Meng
    • 1
  • Gan Cai
    • 1
  • Baixiang Du
    • 1
  • Bo Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Green Synthetic Chemistry for Functional MaterialsJiangsu Normal UniversityXuzhouChina

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