Synthesis of 2-arylbenzimidazoles in water

Siva S. Panda, Subhash C. Jain

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A simple and efficient procedure for the synthesis of 2-arylbenzimidazoles through a one-pot condensation of o-phenylenediamines with aryl aldehydes in water is described. Short reaction time, large-scale synthesis, easy and quick isolation of the product, and excellent yield are the main advantages of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-735
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Benzimidazoles
  • excellent yields
  • green chemistry
  • o-phenylenediamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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