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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1632-1637

Zeolite (ZSM-5) as a Highly Efficient and Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of β-Enaminones and β-Enamino Esters

Amiya Shekhar and Devendra Deo Pathak

Department of Applied Chemistry, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand, India

Received 28 December 2010; Accepted 28 February 2011

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Several β-enaminones and β-enaminoesters have been synthesized in high yields from amine and β-diketone in the presence of Zeolite (ZSM-5) as a catalyst. This method is applicable to both cyclic and acyclic ketones with aromatic and aliphatic amines.