Brønsted Acidic Phosphonium Based Ionic Liquid Functionalized SBA-15 [HO3S-PhospIL@SBA-15]: Green, Recyclable, and Efficient Catalyst for the Synthesis of Pyrano[3,2-c]Chromenone Derivatives

Document Type: Research Article


1 Medicinal Plants Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemistry, Tehran-North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zafar St, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

3 Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. IRAN


The surface of SBA-15 was modified by diphenylphosphine; then, it was treated with butane sultone and sulfuric acid to obtain Brønsted acid HO3S-phosphonium based ionic liquid functionalized SBA-15 with HSO4- as a counteranion. It efficiently catalyzed synthesis of pyrano[3,2-c]chromenone derivatives through the reaction of 4-hydroxycoumarin and chalcones at 60 °C in water/ethanol. Good yields, mild reaction conditions, and user-friendly procedure are advantages of this method. Also, the catalyst could be easily separated and reused five times without significant reduction of activity.  


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