One Pot Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Tetrahydropyridines Using Nano-TiCl2/cellulose as Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Catalyst

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1 Yazd University

2 chemistry department , yazd university

3 Departent of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan


TiCl4/nano-cellulose as a biodegradable and eco-friendly Lewis acid catalyst was synthesized via reaction of nano-cellulose and TiCl4. This catalyst was characterized and used for synthesis of asymmetric highly functionalized tetrahydropyridines via a five-component condensation reaction of p-substituted anilines, aldehydes and ethyl acetoacetate under solvent-free condition. Simple methodology, eco-friendly catalyst, clean procedure, easy work-up and high yields are some of the important advantages of this protocol.