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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 3 (2006), Issue 3, Pages 117-121

The Reaction of Aromatic Aldehydes and 1,3-Cyclohexanedione in Aqueous Media

Liu Li-Bin, Jin Tong-Shou, Han Li-Sha, Li Meng, Qi Na, and Li Tong-Shuang

College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Hebei University; Hebei Province, Baoding-071002, China

Received 10 January 2006; Accepted 14 April 2006

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The reaction of aromatic aldehyde and 1,3-cyclohexanedione in aqueous media has been catalyzed by p-dodecylbenezenesulfonic acid (DBSA) or sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and yields two products: 9-aryl-1, 8-dioxooctahydroxanthene derivatives and 2,2´-arylmethylene bis(3-hydroxy- 2-cyclohexene-1-one). This method provides several advantages such as good yield, simple work-up procedure and environment friendly.