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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 543768, 4 pages
Research Article

A Simple and Green Procedure for the Synthesis of 5-Arylidenerhodanines Catalyzed by Diammonium Hydrogen Phosphate in Water

Key Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials Science of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China

Received 13 August 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013

Academic Editors: C. Aragoncillo and N. Zohreh

Copyright © 2013 Liangliang Han 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.


A simple and efficient procedure for the synthesis of 5-arylidenerhodanines by condensation of aromatic aldehydes with rhodanine in water using diammonium hydrogen phosphate as catalyst is described. The procedure offers several advantages including environmentally friendly, mild reaction conditions, short reaction times, high yields, and simple experimental and work-up procedures.