Russian Journal of General Chemistry

, Volume 86, Issue 12, pp 2759–2767 | Cite as

3,3-(Butane-1,4-diyl)bis(1,2-dimethyl-1H-imidazole-3-ium)bromide–cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate: A novel reagent for mild synthesis of 12-aryldibenzo[i,b]pyrano[4,3-b]chromenone of benzyl alcohols

  • Z. Gharib
  • M. NikpassandEmail author


A novel and efficient procedure for the synthesis of pyrano[4,3-b]chromene derivatives via three-component condensation reaction of benzyl alcohol, β-naphthol, and 4-hydroxycoumarin using a catalytical amount of cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate (CAN) and a reusable ionic liquid as a catalyst at room temperature is presented. The method provides several advantages such as simple work-up, environmental friendliness and shorter reaction time along with high yields. All synthesized compounds were elucidated by comparison with authentic samples, IR, 1H, and 13C NMR spectroscopy, and elemental analysis.


pyrano[4,3-b]chromene 4-hydroxycoumarin β-naphthol benzyl alcohol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Rasht BranchIslamic Azad UniversityRashtIran

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