Document Type : Original Research Article
Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Herein, we report a fast synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines, decahydroacridine-1,8-diones by one-pot multi-component reaction of 1,3-cyclohexanedione or dimidone, arylaldehydes, and ammonium acetate under solvent-less condition using Cu(II)-schiff base-SBA-15 as a reusable heterogeneous catalyst in high yields. These kinds of catalysts are built from mesoporous silica SBA-15 which was covalently anchored with Cu(II) schiff base complex. The shorter reaction times, good yields, simple work-up procedure and environmentally friendly conditions are the main advantages of this method compared to the last one. This method is also the first example of synthesizing acridines by Cu(II)-schiff base-SBA-15 as an efficient catalyst in solvent-free media which can be valuable to be used or investigated for similar systems. The product was identified by its 1H NMR, mass and IR spectra, which were compared to those reported previously.