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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2014, Article ID 169803, 8 pages
Research Article

Catalytic Synthesis of -Aminonitriles Using Nano Copper Ferrite under Green Conditions

1Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
2Agricultural Researches and Services Center, Mashhad, Iran
3Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Urmia University, 57159 Urmia, Iran
4Education Ministry, Education Organization of Razavi Khorasan, Mashhad, Iran

Received 11 November 2013; Accepted 11 December 2013; Published 12 March 2014

Academic Editor: Kazuaki Ishihara

Copyright © 2014 Ali Gharib 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.


Copper ferrite nanomaterial as reusable heterogeneous initiator in the synthesis of α-aminonitriles. The nanocatalyst is easily recovered and its reusability is recorded. Synthesis of α-aminonitriles derivatives by one-pot reaction of different aldehydes with amines and trimethylsilyl cyanides has been developed using nano copper ferrite catalyst under room temperature and green solvent (water as solvent) conditions. α-aminonitriles are important in preparing a wide variety of amino acids, amides, diamines, and nitrogen containing heterocycles.