Green pseudo-multicomponent synthesis of some new spirocyclopropane derivatives via electro-catalyzed reaction

  • Ali Asghar MohammadiEmail author
  • Somayeh MakaremEmail author
  • Reza Ahdenov
  • Nazila Amiri Notash
Short Communication


Due to the diverse applications of cyclopropane analogs in bioorganic, medicinal, and pharmaceutical chemistry, a clean and efficient procedure was established to synthesize spirocyclopropane via an electrochemical reaction which involves a sequence of Michael addition, halogenation, and intramolecular ring-closing reaction. In this study, an environmentally benign synthesis of spirocyclopropane was carried out through the condensation of indan-1,3-dione by aromatic aldehydes or 2-benzylidenemalononitrile derivatives. Constant current electrosynthesis was applied to a mixture of propanol containing sodium bromide as an electrolyte and a brominating agent at room temperature, respectively.

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Multicomponent reaction Spirocyclopropane Halogenation Intramolecular ring-closing Electro-catalyzed 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI)TehranIslamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Karaj BranchIslamic Azad UniversityKarajIran

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