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Journal of Catalysts
Volume 2013, Article ID 819184, 8 pages
Research Article

Ceric Ion Loaded MCM-41 Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Mono- and Bis-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones

1Department of Chemistry, Salem Sowdeswari College, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636010, India
2Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Periyar Palkalai Nagar, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636011, India

Received 30 May 2013; Accepted 29 October 2013

Academic Editor: Adel A. Ismail

Copyright © 2013 Pullar Vadivel 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.


An effective one-pot three-component reaction of aromatic aldehydes with 1,3-diketone and urea or thiourea under solvent-free condition leads to the formation of mono- and bis-dihydropyrimidin-2-(1H)-ones using Ce-MCM-41 as a recyclable solid acid catalyst. This method has several advantages like simple and easy work-up with shorter reaction time, reusability of catalyst, and high yields of Biginelli products.