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Microwave-assisted Kabachnik-Fields Reaction in Ionic Liquid

Sang-gi Lee*, Jae Kyun Lee, Choong Eui Song and Dok-Chan Kim

*Life Science Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 131, Cheongryang, Seoul 130-650, Korea, Email:

S.-G. Lee, J. K. Lee, C. E. Song, D.-C. Kim, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc., 2002, 23, 667-668.

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The lanthanide triflates catalyzed Kabachnik-Fields reaction gave excellent yields in ionic liquids under MW irradiation. All of the examined catalysts showed higher activity in [bmin][BF4] and [bmin][PF6] than in other ionic liquids. 

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Key Words

Kabachnik-Fields Reaction, Microwaves, Lanthanide triflates, Catalysis, Recycling, Ionic liquid, Multicomponent Reactions

ID: JXX-Y2002-740