Organocatalysis by p-sulfonic acid calixarene: a convenient and efficient route to 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones in water†
An efficient and eco-friendly method is reported for the synthesis of 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones from the direct cyclocondensation of anthranilamide with aldehydes using p-sulfonic acid calixarene (p-SAC) as a recyclable organocatalyst in excellent yields in water at room temperature. The catalyst was reusable without significant loss of catalytic efficiency. Operational simplicity, the compatibility with various functional groups, non-chromatographic purification technique, high yields and mild reaction conditions are the notable advantages of this procedure. Large scale reaction demonstrated the practical applicability of this methodology.
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