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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 151-155

Microwave Assisted Synthesis of 2,4-Diphenyl-4H-chromen-5-one Using ZnCl2/Montmorillonite K-10

Swapnil R. Sarda,1 Ujwala S. Maslekar,2 Wamanrao N. Jadhav,2 and Rajendra P. Pawar2

1Department of Chemistry, J. E. S. College, Jalna-431203, (MS), India
2Organic Chemistry Synthesis Laboratory, Dnyanopasak College Parbhani-431401, (MS), India

Received 5 July 2008; Accepted 1 September 2008

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α, β-Unsaturated carbonyl compounds and 1, 3-cyclohexanedione under microwave irradiation in the presence ZnCl2/montmorillonite K-10 offers the corresponding 2,4-diphenyl-4H-chromen-5-one in excellent yield. Catalyst is recycled and reused for several times