RSC Adv. 2022 Aug 10;12(34):22180-22187. doi: 10.1039/d2ra03813g. eCollection 2022 Aug 4.
An efficient and reusable catalyst, which is 3-(propylthio)propane-1-sulfonic acid immobillized on functionalized magnetic nanoparticles [PTPSA@SiO2-Fe3O4], has been synthesized. For the first time, it is highlighted under solvent-free conditions for the catalytic activity in multicomponent synthesis of dihydrotetrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines, dihydrotetrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-6-carboxylates and tetrahydrotetrazolo[5,1-b]quinazolinones. The structure of the catalyst was well confirmed by characterization techniques, such as FT-IR, TGA, SEM-EDX, elemental mapping, TEM, VSM and elemental analysis. Besides, this unique catalyst was found to be effectual up to six cycles, which made it spotlighted. Recyclability of catalyst, excellent yield of the products, short reaction time and clean reaction profile are the advantages of the present protocol.