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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2010, Article ID 621376, 4 pages
Research Article

Facile Access to Aldol Products from Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Aldehydes Using Ruthenium Catalyst

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 41335-1914, 4193833697, Rasht, Iran

Received 2 November 2009; Accepted 22 February 2010

Academic Editor: Hakan Arslan

Copyright © 2010 Khalil Tabatabaeian 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.


A new method for the synthesis of aldol products is described. The reaction of aromatic and heteroaromatic aldehydes with 1-(thiophen-2-yl)ethanone in the presence of ruthenium chloride hydrate combined with ligand provided the related aldol adducts, in a short time at room temperature in good yields (77–84%).