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World Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2013, 1(2), 11-13
DOI: 10.12691/wjoc-1-2-1
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An Alternate Route for One-pot Synthesis of Poly (Methylene-bis) - 1, 3 -Indandione

N.D. Zargar1, and K.Z Khan1

1Department of Chemistry, University of Kashmir, Srinagar (J&K), India

Pub. Date: May 03, 2013

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N.D. Zargar and K.Z Khan. An Alternate Route for One-pot Synthesis of Poly (Methylene-bis) - 1, 3 -Indandione. World Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2013; 1(2):11-13. doi: 10.12691/wjoc-1-2-1


Dimethyl sulphoxide reagent brings about N-methyl thiomethylation and N-hydroxy methylation in phthalimide at elevated temperature. It also converts 5,5-disubstituted barbituric acid to its N-methyl thiomethyl and N,N/-methyl thiomethyl derivatives at reflux temperature. A convenient and efficient procedure for the synthesis of poly(methylene-bis)-1,3-indandione derivative (2) was developed by one-pot reaction of 1,3-indandione (1) when refluxed with DMSO at 180°C . This provides an alternate method of mechanistic interest for the synthesis of tetrad (2) with excellent yield. The condensation product (2) can act as a basic unit for the synthesis of a polymer.

DMSO indandione tetrad poly (methylene-bis)phthalimide barbituric acid

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