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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 575636, 9 pages
Research Article

Efficient and Convenient Synthesis of 1,8-Dioxodecahydroacridine Derivatives Using Cu-Doped ZnO Nanocrystalline Powder as a Catalyst under Solvent-Free Conditions

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

Received 25 August 2013; Accepted 17 September 2013

Academic Editors: L. D'Accolti and L. Hadjiarapoglou

Copyright © 2013 Heshmatollah Alinezhad and Sahar Mohseni Tavakkoli. 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 convenient one-step method for synthesis of acridines and their derivatives from condensation of aromatic aldehydes, cyclic diketones, and aryl amines using Cu-doped ZnO nanocrystalline powder as a catalyst is reported. The present protocol provides several advantages such as good yields, short reaction time, easy workup, and simplicity in operation.