One-pot synthesis of 2 – phenylimidazo [4, 5-f] [1, 10] phenanthroline derivatives under solvent free conditions by using iodine 

By Syed shahed ali 


2 - Phenylimidazo[4, 5-f][1, 10]phenanthrolines could be obtained in excellent yields by the one-pot three-component condensation of 1, 10 phenanthroline-5,6-dione, aldehyde and ammonium acetate in the presence of catalytic amount of the inexpensive, readily available iodine under solvent-free condition. The mixture was ground together in a mortar with a pestle at room temperature for short reaction time and easy operation under solvent free condition.  

Keywords: 2-Phenylimidazo[4,5-f] [1,10]phenanthrolines, aldehydes, iodine, ammonium acetate

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