Acid-Activated Carbon Materials: Cheaper Alternative Catalysts for the Synthesis of Substituted Quinolines

Authors

  • Jesús López-Sanz,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Técnica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, 28040-Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-398-66
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  • Dr. Elena Pérez-Mayoral,

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Técnica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, 28040-Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-398-66
    • Elena Pérez-Mayoral, Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Técnica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, 28040-Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-398-66

      Elena Soriano, Instituto de Química Orgánica General (CSIC), C/Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006-Madrid (Spain)

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  • Dr. Elena Soriano,

    Corresponding author
    1. Instituto de Química Orgánica General (CSIC), C/Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006-Madrid (Spain)
    • Elena Pérez-Mayoral, Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Técnica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, 28040-Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-398-66

      Elena Soriano, Instituto de Química Orgánica General (CSIC), C/Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006-Madrid (Spain)

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  • Delia Omenat-Morán,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Universidad de Extremadura, Avda. de Elvas, s/n, E-06006 Badajoz (Spain)
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  • Dr. Carlos J. Durán,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Universidad de Extremadura, Avda. de Elvas, s/n, E-06006 Badajoz (Spain)
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  • Prof. Rosa María Martín-Aranda,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Técnica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, 28040-Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-398-66
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  • Dr. Ines Matos,

    1. REQUIMTE, CQFB, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal)
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  • Dr. Isabel Fonseca

    1. REQUIMTE, CQFB, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal)
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Abstract

We describe the first examples of Friedländer reactions efficiently catalyzed by carbon materials. We report herein a series of acidic activated carbon materials, which can be considered as an environmentally friendly, cheaper alternative to the traditional acidic mesoporous silicates or even zeolites for the synthesis of quinolines/quinolones. Textural parameters of the acidic activated carbon materials together with their acidic properties are important factors that affect the reaction selectivity. Some mechanistic details have been addressed by computational calculations.

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