In recent years, the increased use of antioxidant compounds in food, rubber,
plastic, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries has been encouraged the organic chemists
to develop new protocols for the synthesis of antioxidant derivatives. In this review, a
brief introduction to six families of organic compounds with antioxidant properties including
alkylated phenols, bisphenolic compounds, trisphenols, Xanthenes, Flavanones and
Chromenes is provided and their applications in miscellaneous fields are highlighted.
Then, as the main goal of this review, a comprehensive view about the development of
catalytic systems used for the synthesis of these six families, with emphasis on the role of
recoverable catalysts and nanocatalysts, is presented.