Nanoporous MCM-41-SO3H as an efficient catalyst for chalcones and dibenzylidene alkanones synthesis via solvent-free aldol-condensation reaction


Research Laboratory of Green Organic Synthesis & Polymers, Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran 16846-13114, IRAN


A one-pot and simple method for the solvent-free synthesis of chalcones and dibenzylidene alkanones, catalyzed by heterogeneous and nanoporous MCM-41-SO3H catalyst is reported. The products were afforded in most cases with excellent yields