Background: An efficient, microwave assisted, copper catalyzed synthetic protocol for
substituted benzamides has been developed by using salts of carboxylic acids.
Methods: In the synthetic method, the targeted substituted benzamides were synthesized with the help
of microwave by reacting salts of carboxylic acid and benzamides in the presence of copper and dimethyl
Results: All substituted benzamides were obtained in good yield (93-99%) with the help of a microwave
technique (12-15 min) in the less time as compared to the conventional method.
Conclusion: Microwave assisted technique will be a useful alternative protocol for the preparation of
diverse range of substituted benzamides.