J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 8, No. 1 March 2011, pp.123~130.

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ZnO/MgO Containing ZnO Nanoparticles as a Highly Effective Heterogeneous Base Catalyst for the Synthesis of 4H-Pyrans and Coumarins in [bmim]BF4

H. Valizadeha,* and A.A. Azimib

H. Valizadeha,* and A.A. AzimibaDepartment of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, Tabriz, Iran
 bDepartment of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4H-Pyrans and coumarins were synthesized through one-pot reactions using ZnO/MgOsolid sample containing ZnO nanoparticles as an efficient reusable catalyst in ionic liquid, [bmim]BF4. The catalyst is inexpensive and readily available, stable and storable, easily recycled and reused for several cycles with consistent activity. The procedure offers advantages in terms of high yields, short reaction times, and mild solvent-free reaction conditions.

Keywords: Coumarin, Heterogeneous catalyst, Pyran, ZnO/MgO, Ionic liquid

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