Citrate trisulfonic acid as a novel, recyclable, and heterogeneous organocatalyst for the one-pot synthesis of 4-iminoquinolines

Document Type : Research Article


Yasouj University


Citrate trisulfonic acid (CTSA), as a novel, heterogeneous and organocatalyst, was applied for an efficient synthesis of 4-iminoquinolines using 2-aminobenzonitrile, active methylenes and orthoesters under solvent-free conditions. CTSA was synthesized via the reaction of trisodium citrate and chlorosulfonic acid in high purity. The catalyst was characterized using FT-IR, NMR and Mass spectra. The present method offers several advantages including high yields, short reaction time, and reusability of the catalyst and simple purification of the products.


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