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Chitosan supported ionic liquid: a recyclable wet and dry catalyst for the direct conversion of aldehydes into nitriles and amides under mild conditions

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Abstract

A green and highly efficient chitosan supported magnetic ionic liquid (CSMIL) was synthesized with chitosan (the most abundant biopolymer in nature and a cheap industrial waste product), methyl imidazole and anhydrous/hydrous FeCl3. The heterogeneous catalyst thus obtained was used for the direct conversion of aldehydes to the corresponding nitriles in the presence of NH2OH·HCl/dry-CSMIL/MeSO2Cl and amides with NH2OH·HCl/wet-CSMIL/MeSO2Cl. A highlight of our approach is the easy separation of the catalyst from the reaction medium and thus the recyclability of the catalyst. This simple method can be applied to obtain a wide range of aromatic, heterocyclic, and aliphatic nitriles and amides.

Graphical abstract: Chitosan supported ionic liquid: a recyclable wet and dry catalyst for the direct conversion of aldehydes into nitriles and amides under mild conditions

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2013, accepted on 24 Jan 2014 and first published on 28 Jan 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43440K
RSC Adv., 2014,4, 13782-13787

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    Chitosan supported ionic liquid: a recyclable wet and dry catalyst for the direct conversion of aldehydes into nitriles and amides under mild conditions

    A. Khalafi-Nezhad and S. Mohammadi, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 13782
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43440K

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