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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9 (2012), Issue 3, Pages 1313-1319

Expeditious, Mild and Solvent Free Synthesis of Bis(indolyl)methanes, Using a Mixture of Phosphorus Pentoxide in Methanesulphonic Acid

School of Chemical Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, 425 001, (M.S), India

Received 13 July 2011; Accepted 20 September 2011

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Highly rapid and efficient synthesis of Bis(indolyl)methanes has been developed by using a mixture of phosphorus pentoxide in methanesulphonic acid (Eaton’s reagent) at ambient temperature under solvent free condition.