Document Type : Original Paper


Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, 76169, Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran


1, 8-Dioxo-octahydroxanthene derivatives have efficiently been synthesized from dimedone and aromatic aldehydes using [Fe(III)(salen)Cl] complex as an efficient and homogeneous catalyst in molten tetrabutyl ammonium bromide. This methodology offers several advantages, such as good yields, short reaction times, simple procedure, and mild conditions.