Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 4373–4386 | Cite as

Atom-economy click synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo[b]pyrans using carbon-based solid acid as a novel, highly efficient and reusable heterogeneous catalyst

  • Maryam Moghaddas
  • Abolghasem DavoodniaEmail author


Carbon-based solid acid has been used as a mild and efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo[b]pyran derivatives via a one-vessel, three-component cyclocondensation of dimedone, aryl aldehydes, and malononitrile with high atom economy ranging from 94.2 to 95.4 %. The remarkable features of this new method are short reaction times, high yields, clean reaction profiles, and simple work-up procedure. The reactions were performed in ethanol and the catalyst could be recycled after a simple work-up, and used for many runs without significant loss of its activity. However, using aliphatic aldehydes, moderate yields of the products were obtained. The structure of the catalyst was confirmed by FT-IR spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray, X-ray diffraction, and the N2 adsorption/desorption analysis techniques.


Carbon-based solid acid Heterogeneous catalysis Reusable catalyst One-vessel reaction Tetrahydrobenzo[b]pyrans 



The authors express their gratitude to the Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch for its financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Mashhad BranchIslamic Azad UniversityMashhadIran

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