An Environmentally Route for Synthesis of Triarylmethanes Catalyzed by Heteropolyphosphotungstic Acid in Water

Document Type: Research Paper



An efficient and environmentally benign procedure for synthesis of triarylmethanes is developed via condensation of aromatic aldehydes and N,N-dimethylaniline using small quantity of heteropolyphosphotungstic acid (HPW) as catalyst in water. Good functional group tolerance, simple green experimental procedure, and good to excellent yields of products are the most advantages of this work.