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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6 (2009), S1, Pages S247-S253

Bentonite Clay K-10 as an Efficient Reagent for the Synthesis of Quinoxaline Derivatives at Room Temperature

Alireza Hasaninejad,1 Abdolkarim Zare,2 Mohsen Shekouhy,2 and Ahmad Reza Moosavi-Zare2

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran

Received 22 August 2008; Accepted 5 October 2008

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Bentonite clay K-10 acts as an efficient reagent for the preparation of quinoxaline derivatives via the condensation of aryl and alkyl 1,2-diamines with α-diketones in ethyl alcohol as a green media at room temperature. Using this method, the title compounds are produced in high to excellent yields and short reaction times.