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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 786-790

H4SiW12O40 Catalyzed One-Pot Synthesis of 12-Aryl-8,9,10,12-tetrahydrobenzo[a] Xanthen-11-ones Under Solvent-Free Conditions

1Department of Materials Science, International Center for Science, High Technology & Environmental Sciences, P. O. Box 76315-117, Kerman, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University (PNU), Mashhad, Iran

Received 21 September 2011; Accepted 13 November 2011

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An efficient and environmentally benign protocol for the one-pot, three-component synthesis of 12-aryl-8,9,10,12-tetrahydro-benzo[a]xanthen-11-one derivatives by condensation of aryl aldehydes, 2-naphthol and dimedone using H4SiW12O40 (SiWA) as a reusable catalyst with high catalytic activity was reported. The reaction was carried out at 100 ºC under solvent-free conditions within 15-40 min in 82-91% yield.