Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2012 / Article

Open Access

Volume 9 |Article ID 818407 | 6 pages |

Design and Synthesis of Crown Ether Functionalized Imidazoles as a New type of Building Blocks

Received28 Sep 2011
Accepted09 Nov 2011


A simple, convenient and efficient synthesis for a series of crown ether functionalized imidazoles from benzo-15-crown-5 (B15C5), benzo-18-crown-6 (B18C6), imidazole (Im), 2-methylimidazole (mIm), benzimidazole (bIm) and 2-methyl benzimidazole (mbIm) is reported. All these compounds obtained were characterized by IR, 1H NMR, ESI-MS and elemental analysis.

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