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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 606-610

Mild and Efficient One Pot Synthesis of Imidazolinesand Benzimidazoles from Aldehydes

Rajesh Kumar and Y. C. Joshi

Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004, India

Received 28 April 2007; Accepted 1 June 2007

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A series of some imidazolines and benzimidazoles were synthesizedfrom various aldehydes and 1,2-diamines in the presence of ceric(IV)ammonium nitrate (CAN). The title compounds were prepared via one stepsynthesis method. The simplicity of the reaction conditions with shorterreaction time and with out use of column chromatography to get the pureproducts in high yields makes this method more attractive for organic chemists.