Microwave-induced aza-Michael reaction in water: A remarkable simple and environmentally benign procedure

ORGN 646

Debasish Bandyopadhyay, bandyopad@utpa.edu1, Andrea Kall, banik@panam.edu2, and Bimal K. Banik, banik@panam.edu2. (1) Department of Chemistry, University of Texas-Pan American, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539, (2) Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas-Pan American, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78541
Microwave-induced addition of several amines to conjugated carbonyl compounds has been carried out in water very efficiently in the absence of any catalyst. The reaction is extremely rapid, high yielding and produces products with a diverse types of carbonyl compounds.