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Revisiting the Reaction Between Diaminomaleonitrile and Aromatic Aldehydes: a Green Chemistry Approach
Departamento de Química, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Ciudad Universitaria, Carrera 30 # 45-03, Bogotá-D.C., Colombia
Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica-Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología, Avenida Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, 2, 38206, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Received: 13 September 2006; in revised form: 9 October 2006 / Accepted: 10 October 2006 / Published: 11 November 2006
Abstract: The reaction between diaminomaleonitrile (DAMN) and aldehydes and the resulting monoimines are well known. Since the standard reaction conditions involve the use of toxic solvents (typically methanol), we have sought to apply green chemistry principles to this reaction by either using water as the solvent without any catalysts or employing “solvent-free” conditions. The monoimines derived from DAMN are of interest as precursors for obtaining different heterocyclic systems and linear polymers. The methodologies used have significant advantages with regards to cost and environmental considerations.
Keywords: DAMN; monoimines; Green Chemistry; aromatic aldehydes.
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Rivera, A.; Ríos-Motta, J.-M.; León, F. Revisiting the Reaction Between Diaminomaleonitrile and Aromatic Aldehydes: a Green Chemistry Approach. Molecules 2006, 11, 858-866.
Rivera A, Ríos-Motta J-M, León F. Revisiting the Reaction Between Diaminomaleonitrile and Aromatic Aldehydes: a Green Chemistry Approach. Molecules. 2006; 11(11):858-866.
Rivera, Augusto; Ríos-Motta, Jaime Ríos-Motta; León, Francisco. 2006. "Revisiting the Reaction Between Diaminomaleonitrile and Aromatic Aldehydes: a Green Chemistry Approach." Molecules 11, no. 11: 858-866.