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A new catalyst for aldol condensation reactions

Yusuf Hassan *, Rosa Klein a, Perry T. Kaye b

Department of Chemistry, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria
a Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
b Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

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Abstract: A new manganese complex was synthesised incorporating 1,2-diaminobenzene linked ketopinic acid scaffold, and successfully utilised as catalyst in the aldol condensation reactions of benzaldehyde with various aliphatic ketones to obtain products with excellent yield of >99 %.

Keywords: Lewis acid, manganese, 1,2-diaminobenzene, catalysis, aldol condensation

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0265.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2017, pp. 17—20, DOI: 10.1515/acs-2017-0003