1-amidoalkyl-2-naphthols via the same three-component condensation reaction using
soluble poly(ethyleneglycol)-bound sulfonic acid has been developed. The
functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) acted simultaneously as catalyst in the
condensation. The workup was easy, and the products were obtained in good to
excellent yields and high purities.
3. Diselenides were synthesized by the reaction of sodium borohydride, selenium
powder and halohydrocarbon in the media of PEG-400. At the same time, the
PEG-400 do the role of surfactant. Sodium borohydride and halohydrocarbon can be
dissolved while it ensure good energy change and mass transfer with the reaction. The
toxic hydrogen selenide gas was reduced, while the utilization of sodium borohydride
was over a lot when the PEG-400 instead of ethanol. More importantly, ethanol could
cause decomposition of sodium borohydride, and PEG-400 combines the dual nature
of alcohol and ether, The former guarantees the expected reaction to be able to
successfully carry out when alkali was present. The latter weakens the decomposition
of sodium borohydride.
Green synthesis; Polyethylene glycol; Thiourea;
Thiosemicarbazide; Supported sulfonic acid catalyst;
1-Amidoalkyl-2-naphthol; Three components; Diaryl diselenides.