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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 906801, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/906801
Research Article

Synthesis of Ibuprofen Using Silica-Supported Preyssler Nanoparticles as an Eco-Friendly, Inexpensive, and Efficient Catalyst

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

Received 5 January 2014; Revised 15 February 2014; Accepted 31 March 2014; Published 6 May 2014

Academic Editor: Jonathan White

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.

Abstract

This paper describes an alternative and simple procedure for the synthesis of Ibuprofen using Silica-Supported Preyssler Nanoparticles (H14[NaP5W30O110]/SiO2) (SPNPs), as an eco-friendly, inexpensive, and efficient catalyst. High yields, simplicity of operation, and easy work-up procedure are some advantages of this protocol. Silica-Supported Preyssler Nanoparticles (H14[NaP5W30O110]/SiO2) (SPNPs) offer the advantages of a higher hydrolytic and thermal stability. The salient features of Preyssler’s anion are availability, nontoxicity and reusability. We believe this methodology can find usefulness in organic synthesis.