A convenient synthesis of pyrido[3,4- g ]isoquinoline via ortho -directed metallation/dimerization

Véronique Bolitt, Charles Mioskowski, S. Pulla Reddy, J. R. Falck

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A practical synthesis of pyrido[3,4-g]isoquinoline was realized by a novel ortho-metallation/dimerization of N,N-diethylnicotinamide (or N,N-diethylisonicotinamide), hydriodic acid reduction of the resultant diazaanthraquinone, and catalytic dehydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-389
Number of pages2
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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