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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 512074, 5 pages
Research Article

An Efficient and Green Method for Synthesis of 2,4,5-Triarylimidazoles without Use of Any Solvent, Catalyst, or Solid Surface

Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, India

Received 31 August 2013; Accepted 31 October 2013

Academic Editor: Jason Belitsky

Copyright © 2013 Swati Samanta et al. 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.


An efficient and green method for synthesis of 2,4,5-triarylimidazoles without use of any catalyst or solvent has been developed simply by heating (at 130°C) of mixtures of 1,2-diketone, aromatic aldehyde, and ammonium acetate in 1 : 1 : 3 mole ratio.