DABCO as a Base and an Organocatalyst in Organic Synthesis: A Review

Author(s): Dinesh K. Jangid*

Journal Name: Current Green Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2020

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One of the organocatalysts 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) is an excellent solid catalyst in a number of reactions. It is also a good nucleophile and a base in numerous reactions for the synthesis of heterocycles. DABCO catalyzes many reactions like cycloaddition reactions, coupling reactions, Baylis-Hillman reaction, Henry reaction, ring opening reactions, etc. One more advanced feature of these reactions is that they proceed through environmental friendly pathway. DABCO has more advantages than other organic catalysts because it is an inexpensive, non-­‐toxic base, an ecofriendly and a highly reactive catalyst for building of organic frameworks, which produce the desired products in excellent yields with high selectivity. Many catalytic applications of DABCO have been reported for the synthesis of an organic framework which has been discussed in this review.

Keywords: 1, 4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO), organic transformations, catalysis, environmentally friendly.

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Year: 2020
Page: [146 - 162]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/2213346107666191227101538

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