Proline-catalyzed synthesis of 1,8-dioxo-decahydroacridines is achieved via one-pot, three-component condensation of aromatic aldehydes, cyclic diketone, and aryl amines in aqueous ethanol medium. This method offers the advantages of proceeding in neutral and mild conditions, giving high to excellent yields of acridines with easy workup procedure.
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K.V. thanks University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for providing a research fellowship.
- Aqueous media
- One-pot MCR