Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 4519–4531 | Cite as

Nano-cellulose/BF3/Fe3O4: a magnetic bio-based nano-catalyst for the synthesis of pyrimido[2,1-b]benzothiazoles under solvent-free conditions

  • Bi Bi Fatemeh Mirjalili
  • Fatemeh Aref


Nano-cellulose/BF3/Fe3O4 is a bio-based and eco-friendly catalyst with high catalytic activity. Easy separation with an external magnet and recyclability without significant loss of its activity are some advantages of this catalyst. Nano-cellulose/BF3/Fe3O4 was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, vibrating sample magnetometry, thermogravimetric analysis, and BET theory. The catalyst was applied for the synthesis of 4H-pyrimido[2,1-b]benzothiazole derivatives via one-pot condensation of aldehydes, 2-aminobenzothiazol and ethyl acetoacetate, under solvent-free conditions at 100 °C. This method offers several advantages including easy work-up, excellent yields and short reaction time.

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Nano-cellulose/BF3/Fe3O4 Bio-based catalyst Magnetic nano-catalyst 4H-pyrimido[2,1-b]benzothiazole 



The Research Council of Yazd University is gratefully acknowledged for the financial support for this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, College of ScienceYazd UniversityYazdIslamic Republic of Iran

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