Saturated heterocycles, 162 [1]. synthesis and steric structures of 3,4‐disubstituted 1,6,7,11b‐tetrahydropyrimido[6,1‐a]isoquinolin‐2‐ones

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The reaction of 1‐(hydrazidomethyl)‐6,7‐dimethoxy‐1,2,3,4‐tetrahydroisoquinoline 3 with aromatic aldehydes yield hydrazones 4a,b or pyrimido[6,1‐a]isoquinolines 5a‐c depending upon the proportions of the reagents. With ketones, 3 gives only hydrazones 4a‐d and 7, which can be transformed to pyrimidoisoquinolines 10a‐e and 11 with aldehydes. The ring closures are stereospecific; the relative configurations were determined by DNOE measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-962
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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