[Ce(L-Pro)2]2 (Oxa) as a heterogeneous recyclable catalyst: synthesis of pyrazoles under mild reaction conditions
We developed a novel and highly efficient protocol for the synthesis of important pyrazole derivatives by using some 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and phenyl hydrazines via a one-pot protocol. As a recyclable heterogeneous catalyst, we used [Ce(L-Pro)2]2 (Oxa). In addition, the catalyst is recyclable, the proline is economically viable and readily available in both enantiomeric forms and the catalyst is insoluble in almost all solvents and may be easily filtered off from the reaction medium. Moreover, this new synthetic protocol features high conversion, short reaction times, a straightforward procedure and cleaner reaction profiles.