One-pot three-component synthesis of 1,8-dioxooctahydroxanthenes and 14-Aryl-14Hdibenzo[a,j]xanthenes using a new nanostructure zeolite


A new modified zeolite containing Fe nanoparticles loaded in zeolite X (Fe-X) has been synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, XRD, EDX and SEM techniques and its catalytic activity has been investigated in the synthesis of two series of xanthene derivatives. We have described an efficient and novel method using Fe-X as a new and reusable catalyst for the synthesis of 1,8-dioxooctahydroxanthenes and 14-aryl-14H-dibenzo[a,j]xanthenes derivatives from one-pot three-component condensation of aromatic aldehyde and dimedone or β-naphthol under solvent-free conditions. The significant advantages of the present method are high yields of products, short reaction time, easy separation of the catalyst from the reaction mixture, easy product isolation, solvent-free condition and reusability of the catalyst.

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A new modified zeolite containing Fe nanoparticles loaded in zeolite X has been synthesized, characterized and applied in the synthesis of two series of xanthene derivatives.

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HOJATI, S.F., MOOSAVIFAR, M. & MOEINIEGHBALI, N. One-pot three-component synthesis of 1,8-dioxooctahydroxanthenes and 14-Aryl-14Hdibenzo[a,j]xanthenes using a new nanostructure zeolite. J Chem Sci 132, 38 (2020).

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  • Nanostructure zeolite X
  • one-pot synthesis
  • 1,8-dioxooctahydroxanthene
  • 14-aryl-14H-dibenzo[a,j]xanthene