ONE-POT SYNTHESIS OF BENZIMIDAZOLES THE PRESENCE OF LEMON JUICE AS A NEW AND EFFICIENT CATALYST
Gurumeet C. Wadhawa, Vitthal S.S. Hivankar, Yashwant A. Gaikwad, Bharat L. Ingale, Basant R., Sharma Shamali S. Hande, Charansingh H. Gill1 and Laxman V. Gavali
A series of substituted benzimidazoles were prepared through the one-pot reaction of phenylenediamine l with various aldehydes in the presence of lemon juice as catalyst without any solvent. The reactions proceed smoothly in excellent yield, high chemo selectivity and with an easy work-up.
Keywords: Benzimidazole, Benzothiazole, Lemon juice Aldehyde.
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