Silver Nanoparticles Supported on Chitosan as a Green and Robust Heterogeneous Catalyst for Direct Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds under Green Conditions

Seyedeh Fazileh Fazileh Hamzavi  -  Department of Marine Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
*Shahla Jamili  -  Department of Marine Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Morteza Yousefzadi  -  Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, University of Hormozgan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ali Mashinchian Moradi  -  Department of Marine Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Narges Amrollahi Biuki  -  Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, University of Hormozgan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Received: 19 Jan 2018; Revised: 10 Sep 2018; Accepted: 18 Sep 2018; Published: 15 Apr 2019; Available online: 25 Jan 2018.
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The catalytic efficiency of silver nanoparticles supported on chitosan as a green, robust, and efficient nanocatalyst for the direct synthesis of biologically active compounds, such as: imidazole derivatives as well as pyrazine scaffolds through multi-component reactions strategy, have been demonstrated. In this work, imidazole derivatives were achieved via pseudo four-component reactions by utilization of benzaldehydes, benzils, anilines, and ammonium acetate under solvent-free conditions. Moreover, pyrazine scaffolds were synthesized through a three-component reaction of phenylenediamine derivatives, isocyanides and various ketones in water. The main advantages of this protocol are the  reusability of the catalyst, operational simplicity, mild reaction conditions, and high-yielding. Copyright © 2019 BCREC Group. All rights reserved


Chitosan; Silver nanoparticles; Heterogeneous catalyst; Heterocyclic compounds; Green chemistry

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