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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9 (2012), Issue 3, Pages 1623-1631

Evaluation of Nano-Fe3O4 as a Green Catalyst for the Synthesis of Mono, bis and tris Diindolyl Methanes

1Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Young Researcher Club, Rasht, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran
3Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, PO Box 19395-3697 Tehran, Iran

Received 31 October 2011; Accepted 1 February 2012

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Fast and clean synthesis of mono, bis and tris diindolylmethanes from various aldehydes and indoles in the presence of an efficient reusable catalyst, nano-Fe3O4, in high yield and short reaction time is reported.