IJOC  Vol.2 No.3 A , November 2012
ZnO Nanobelts: An Efficient Catalyst for Synthesis of 5-Arylidine-2,4-Thiazolidinediones and 5-Arylidine-Rhodanines
ABSTRACT
A facile preparation of ZnO nanobelts by chemical precipitation technique and its utility as catalyst in Knoevenagel condensation of 2,4-thiazolidinedione/rhodanine has been described. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy techniques revealed the formation ZnO nanobelts. Scanning electron microscopic observations indicate that the lengths of nanobelts are ranging from a few hundreds of micrometers to a few millimeters. Its use for the condensation of aldehydes and active methylene compounds under solvent free reaction condition at 90℃ afforded the corresponding products in excellent yields in minute time.

Cite this paper
S.   and J. Sandhu, "ZnO Nanobelts: An Efficient Catalyst for Synthesis of 5-Arylidine-2,4-Thiazolidinediones and 5-Arylidine-Rhodanines," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 305-310. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.223042.
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