Molecules 2013, 18(8), 10081-10094; doi:10.3390/molecules180810081
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Evaluation of Silica-H2SO4 as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Chalcones

1 Ibn e Sina Block, Department of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Sargodha 40100, Pakistan 2 HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Centre for Chemical & Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan 3 Ibn ul Haithum Block, Department of Physics, University of Sargodha, Sargodha 40100, Pakistan 4 Department of Food Science, University Putra Malaysia, UPM 43400, Serdang, Malaysia
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Received: 19 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 7 August 2013 / Published: 20 August 2013
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Abstract: We report an efficient silica-H2SO4 mediated synthesis of a variety of chalcones that afforded the targeted compounds in very good yield compared to base catalyzed solvent free conditions as well as acid or base catalyzed refluxing conditions.
Keywords: silica-H2SO4; solvent free conditions; chalcone; arylidene indanone; arylidene tetralone; Claisen-Schmidt condensation

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Sultan, A.; Raza, A.R.; Abbas, M.; Khan, K.M.; Tahir, M.N.; Saari, N. Evaluation of Silica-H2SO4 as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Chalcones. Molecules 2013, 18, 10081-10094.

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Sultan A, Raza AR, Abbas M, Khan KM, Tahir MN, Saari N. Evaluation of Silica-H2SO4 as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Chalcones. Molecules. 2013; 18(8):10081-10094.

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Sultan, Aeysha; Raza, Abdul R.; Abbas, Muhammad; Khan, Khalid M.; Tahir, Muhammad N.; Saari, Nazamid. 2013. "Evaluation of Silica-H2SO4 as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Chalcones." Molecules 18, no. 8: 10081-10094.

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