Document Type: Research Paper
Department of Chemistry, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, P.O. Box 98135 – 674, Zahedan, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan 98135-674, Iran
Cellulose was applied as a reusable and green catalyst for the facile four-component synthesis of 6-amino-4-aryl-3-methyl-1,4-dihydropyrano[2,3-c]pyrazole-5-carbonitrile derivatives using hydrazine monohydrate, ethyl acetoacetate, malononitrile and aryl aldehydes, under solvent-free and thermal conditions. The use of non-toxic and inexpensive catalyst, short reaction time, clean work-up and good yields of the products are advantages of this method.