Chitosan as heterogeneous catalyst in Michael additions: Reaction | 33162
Organic Chemistry: Current Research

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Chitosan as heterogeneous catalyst in Michael additions: Reaction of cinnamonitriles with active methyl, active methylenes and phenols

International Conference on Organic Chemistry

August 10-11, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Hamad Al-Matar and Khaled D Khalil

Kuwait University, Kuwait

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Organic Chem Curr Res

Abstract :

The reaction of active methylenes (cyclic and acyclic), phenols, 2-thiazolylacetonitrile and alkyl pyridazinyl carbonitriles with benzylidine malononitrile in ethanolic chitosan afforded amino pyrancarbonitriles 2, benzopyrancarbonitriles 3, thiazolopyridine 4, and benzopyridazines 5 respectively, in yields comparable to those obtained in ethanolic piperidine [1-3]. Much lower yields were obtained in aqueous solutions.

Biography :

Hamad Al-Matar is Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry at Kuwait University, Kuwait. In the year 2001, he completed PhD in Organic Chemistry from University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. In the year 1997, he completed his MSc in Organic Chemistry from Howard University, Washington DC, USA.