Document Type : Original Paper


Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Khouzestan Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran


Phosphorus pentoxide used on alumina (P2O5/Al2O3) as an inexpensive, eco-friendly and non-toxic acid catalyst for the one-pot synthesis of 1,8-dioxo-octahydroxanthenes via multi-component reactions under solvent-free conditions. The present approach offers several advantages such as short reaction times, high yields, easy purification, recovery and reusability of the catalyst.