Document Type: Research Note
School of Studies in Chemistry, Vikram University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, 456010, INDIA
Department of Physics, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, 144411, INDIA
3,5-disubstituted-2,6-dicyanoaniline derivatives have been synthesized via the reaction of aryl methylene- and 1-arylethylidenemalonodinitriles using 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0] undec-7-ene (DBU) as a novel and highly efficient catalyst under conventional as well as microwave conditions. Use of non-hazardous, inexpensive and readily available base catalyst, convenient procedure, short reaction time and improved product yields are some added advantages of the present protocol.