Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, P.O. Box 19395-4697, Iran
Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, P.O. Box 6517838683, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ilam University, Ilam, P.O. Box 69315516, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, P.O. Box 19395-4697, Iran.
A green and simple procedure for the thiocyanation of aromatic and heteroaromaric compounds in the presence of a catalytic amount of phthalic acid in water/ethanol is described. The reactions proceed at high yields, short reaction times and mild conditions.