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International Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 452580, 8 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Application of Nanocrystalline-Cellulose-Supported Acid Ionic Liquid Catalyst in Pechmann Reaction

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar 47416, Iran

Received 21 June 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013

Academic Editor: Jianjun Li

Copyright © 2013 Moslem Mansour Lakouraj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nanocrystalline-cellulose-supported acidic ionic liquid carrying SO3H functional group was prepared using nanocrystalline cellulose, imidazole and 1,4-butane sultone as the source chemicals. The prepared nanocrystalline-cellulose-supported ionic liquid catalyst was characterized by AFM and SEM and its catalytic activity in the reaction of resorcinol with ethyl acetoacetate was tested in a solvent-free condition. The effects of reaction time, reaction temperature, and the ratio of catalyst on the conversion of resorcinol were investigated. A variety of coumarin derivatives were obtained in good yield in the absence of solvent.