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Graphene Oxide as a Carbocatalyst for a Diels-Alder Reaction in an Aqueous Medium

Girish, Yarabhally R and Pandit, Subrata and Pandit, Subhendu and De, Mrinmoy (2017) Graphene Oxide as a Carbocatalyst for a Diels-Alder Reaction in an Aqueous Medium. In: CHEMISTRY-AN ASIAN JOURNAL, 12 (18). pp. 2393-2398.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/asia.201701072

Abstract

The Diels-Alder (DA) reaction, a 4+2] cycloaddition reaction, is highly important in synthetic organic chemistry and is frequently used in the synthesis of natural products containing six-membered rings. Herein, we report an efficient protocol for the DA reaction between 9-hydroxymethylanthracene and N-substituted maleimides using two-dimensional graphene oxide (GO) as a heterogeneous carbocatalyst in an aqueous medium at room temperature. High yields, a wide substrate scope, low temperature, excellent functional group tolerance, atom economy, and water as a green solvent are noteworthy features of this protocol. The heterogeneous GO catalyst can be easily recovered and used multiple times without any significant loss in catalytic activity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH, POSTFACH 101161, 69451 WEINHEIM, GERMANY
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2017 06:07
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2017 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57971

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