Direct-type catalytic Mannich reaction for the synthesis of β-aminoketones from cyclohexanone, substituted aromatic amines and aromatic or hetero-aromatic aldehydes has been applied in water with bismuth triflate under ultrasound. Good yields of the expected β-aminoketones were obtained from available substrates, at room temperature in 1-2 hours. This study was designed to evaluate the mutagenic and antimutagenic potential of synthesized β-aminoketones compounds using Ames/Salmonella and Escherichia coli WP2 bacterial reverse mutation assay systems.
Keywords: antigenotoxic properties; bismuth(III) triflate; direct-type Mannich reaction; ultrasonic synthesis; β-aminoketones.
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