A simple and efficient one-pot phenyl phonic acid catalyzed synthesis of 2-aryl-benzimidazoles derivatives undermild conditions

Author(s): Mehdi Forouzani, Mahmood Tajbakhsh, Omekolosom Shabani, Hassan Ghasemnejad-Bosra

Various 2-aryl-benzimidazoles can be prepared by reaction of the o-phenylenediamine with various arylaldehydes at 80 oC catalyzed by phenyl phonic acid as an effective reagent under neutral conditions in satisfactory yields.

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