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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 954094, 5 pages
Research Article

Ionic-Liquid-Mediated MacMillan’s Catalyst for Diels-Alder Reaction

Applied Science, NIIT University, Neemrana, Alwar, Rajasthan 301705, India

Received 4 June 2012; Accepted 14 November 2012

Academic Editor: Antonia Pérez de los Ríos

Copyright © 2013 Vivek Srivastava. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ionic liquids were used to enhance as well as recycle the MacMillan's catalyst 1 for the Diels-Alder reaction. Using our developed protocol, Diels-Alder adducts were obtained in good yields and selectivities along the 6 times recycling of MacMillan's imidazolidinone catalyst 1. Synthesis of steroid 4 is the major outcome of our developed protocol.