Solvent-free microwave-mediated Michael addition reactions

H. Surya Prakash Rao, S. Jothilingam

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Facile Michael addition of active methylene compounds to α,/β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds takes place on the surface of potassium carbonate under microwave irradiation. Further studies on microwave-mediated Robinson annulations reveal a convenient and facile method for condensation of chalcone with methylene compounds to furnish cyclohexenones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Michael addition
  • Microwave-mediated organic reactions
  • Robinson annulation


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