Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 1899–1911 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of pyridine-4-carboxylic acid functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles as a magnetic catalyst for synthesis of pyrano[3,2-b]pyranone derivatives under solvent-free conditions

  • Sakineh Asghari
  • Majid Mohammadnia


Pyridine-4-carboxylic acid (PYCA) functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles as an organic–inorganic hybrid heterogeneous catalyst was fabricated and characterized by FT-IR, XRD, TGA, TEM, SEM, and VSM techniques. The catalytic activity of the magnetic catalyst was probed through one-pot synthesis of pyrano[3,2-b]pyranone derivatives from three component reactions of aromatic aldehydes, kojic acid, and ethyl cyanoacetate under solvent-free conditions. Some advantages of this protocol are its environmentally benign method, simple procedure, high yields, and short reaction time. The catalyst was readily separated using an external magnet and reusable without significant loss of its catalytic efficiency.


Magnetic properties Pyrano[3,2-b]pyranone Arylaldehydes Kojic acid Ethyl cyanoacetate Nanoparticles 



This research was supported by the Research Council of the University of Mazandaran in Iran.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of MazandaranBabolsarIran
  2. 2.Nano and Biotechnology Research GroupUniversity of MazandaranBabolsarIran

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