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Task-Specific Basic Ionic Liquid: A Reusable and Green Catalyst for One-Pot Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrroles in Aqueous Media

Issa Yavari*, Elaheh Kowsari

*Chemistry Department, Tarbiat Modares University, PO Box 14115-175, Tehran, Iran, Email:

I. Yavari, E. Kowsari, Synlett, 2008, 897-899.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1042912


A basic functionalized ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydroxide ([bmim]OH), catalyzed the three-component condensation reaction of acid chlorides, amino acids, and dialkyl acetylenedicarboxylates in water to afford functionalized pyrroles in high yields.

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Key Words

functional ionic liquids, pyrrole synthesis, aqueous media, green chemistry, organocatalysis

ID: J60-Y2008-0920