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Rapid and Economic Synthesis of Schiff Base of Salicylaldehyde by Microwave Irradiation

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Industrial Chemistry, St. Xavier’s College, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, INDIA
  • 2Loyola Centre for Research and Development, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 97-99, October,18 (2013)


Schiff base synthesis is usually acid-catalyzed and usually require refluxing the mixture of aldehydes (or ketone) and amine in organic medium. However, assistance of microwave irradiation for synsthesis of schiff base is introduced now a day. In the present study microwave promoted condensation reaction of salicylaldehyde and p-amino phenol are displayed. The method was also compared with conventional method for determination of production efficiency and production economic. Characterization of these Schiff base were done by TLC and IR spectra. From the study, it was concluded that the microwave irradiation method is very rapid, reliable and economic method for production of schiff base.


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