Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 3507–3521 | Cite as

Nanomagnetite-supported molybdenum oxide (nanocat-Fe-Mo): an efficient green catalyst for multicomponent synthesis of amidoalkyl naphthols

  • Swapnil R. Bankar
  • Sharad N. Shelke


Magnetite (Fe3O4)-supported molybdenum oxide (MoO3) was synthesized from simple starting precursors in aqueous medium. The synthesized nanocat-Fe-Mo was analyzed using several techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and vibrating-sample magnetometry (VSM). The catalytic activity of the synthesized nanocat-Fe-Mo was studied in a benign one-pot multicomponent transformation for synthesis of amidoalkyl naphthol derivatives under solvent-free condition using both conventional and microwave irradiation methods. Nanocat-Fe-Mo was found to be highly active and could be reused seven times without notable loss in catalytic activity. The proposed method offers advantages such as good reaction yield (80–95%), short process time, simple workup, and recycling of the catalyst, representing important green chemistry principles.

Graphical Abstract


MNPs Nanocat-Fe-Mo Multicomponent reaction Amidoalkyl naphthols Benign media Green transformation 

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Charge coupled device


Dimethyl formamide




Energy dispersive spectroscopy




Fourier-transform infrared


Full width at half maximum


Human immunodeficiency virus


Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy


Large field detector


Magnetic nanoparticles


Melting point




Nuclear magnetic resonance






Parts per million


Round-bottomed flask




Room temperature


Scanning electron microscopy


Transmission electron microscopy


Thin-layer chromatography






Vibrating-sample magnetometry


X-ray diffraction



S.R.B. gratefully thanks the BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune for granting research stipend. The authors are grateful to the Director of SAIF, Panjab University (Chandigarh, India) for spectral analysis. S.R.B. thanks Dr. M. B. Gawande for constant inspiration. We also acknowledge the HOD and Principal, S.S.G.M. College, Kopargaon, Ahmednagar (MH) for providing research facilities.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare they have no competing financial interests.

Supplementary material

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Supporting information file: spectral analysis data (DOC 2676 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.P. G. and Research Centre, Department of ChemistryS.S.G.M. CollegeKopargaon, AhmednagarIndia

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