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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1145-1152

InCl3-Catalyzed [2+3] Cycloaddition Reaction: A Rapid Synthesis of 5-Substituted 1H-tetrazole under Microwave Irradiation

1Department of Organic Chemistry, North Maharashtra University, Umavinagar, India
2School of Chemical Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India

Received 22 November 2011; Accepted 18 January 2012

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A series of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazole were efficiently prepared by InCl3 catalyzed (10 mol %) from structurally divert organic nitriles with sodium azide under the influence of microwave irradiation. The present protocol was successfully applied to the aliphatic, aryl, benzylic and heterocyclic nitriles and corresponding 5-substituted 1H-tetrazole were obtained in good to excellent yield (70-96%). This method gives remarkable advantages such as short reaction time, simple work-up procedure and economical beneficial.