Use of Nano Magnetic Zirconia Phosphoric Acid as an Efficient and Recyclable Catalyst for the Clean Synthesis of Some Important Quinolone Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

Author(s): Ahmad Nakhaei*, Sadaf Farsinejad, Shirin Ramezani

Journal Name: Current Green Chemistry

Volume 4 , Issue 3 , 2017

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Background: In this investigation, nano-Fe3O4@ZrO2-H3PO4 (n-FZPA), as a magnetic catalyst for the preparation of some important fluoroquinolones has been reported.

Methods: These compounds were synthesized by the two-component reaction of piperazine derivatives or (4aR,7aR)-octahydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,4-b] pyridine with a series of 7-halo-6-fluoroquinolone-3- carboxylic acids upon reflux condition in water as a green solvent.

Results: In the final outcomes, it was found that n-FZPA has high catalytic activity for the preparation of fluoroquinolone derivatives in high yield. Besides, the recyclability of this material has been investigated showing that the n-FZPA could be reused at least three times without any change in its catalytic properties.

Conclusion: This novel and green catalytic procedure provides quick pathway to the target products upon refluxing water with the simple work‐up procedure, and without the use of dangerous organic solvents.

Keywords: Fluoroquinolones, nano-Fe3O4@ZrO2-H3PO4, recyclability, water, fast synthesis, n-FZPA.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 15 January, 2018
Page: [130 - 136]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2213346104666171120143341
Price: $25

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