Electrostatically Enhanced Sulfuric Acid: A Strong Brønsted Acidic Catalyst for Multi-Component Reactions


A new electrostatically enhanced sulfuric acid as a strong Brønsted acidic catalyst has been developed for multi-component reactions. A positively charged center in the catalyst electrostatically activates it for acid-catalyzed multi-component reactions and afforded desired products in short reaction time and near room temperature in EtOH as a green solvent.

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Research Council of Shahid Beheshti University and the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF).

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Anzabi, M.Y., Yazdani, H. & Bazgir, A. Electrostatically Enhanced Sulfuric Acid: A Strong Brønsted Acidic Catalyst for Multi-Component Reactions. Catal Lett 149, 1934–1940 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-019-02776-w

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  • Electrostatically enhanced sulfuric acid
  • Brønsted acid catalyst
  • Multi-component reaction
  • GBB reaction
  • Biginelli reaction