Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 2938-2948

Polarographic reduction of 2-nitromethyl-4,4,6-trimethyl-3,5-dicyano-1,4-dihydropyridine and of its 4,4-spiroanalogues

Josef Kuthana, Antonín Kurfürsta, Františka Raclováa and Jiří Volkeb

a Department of Organic Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6
b The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 118 40 Prague 1


The reduction of 2-nitromethyl substituted 1,4-dihydropyridines at a dropping mercury electrode and their electron absorption spectra were studied. The probable mechanism of the electroreduction is discussed.