Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2965-2969

Oxidative elimination of phenyl group from α position of quaternary quinolinium salts

Petr Nesvadbaa and Josef Kuthanb

a Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6
b Department of Organic Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Action of alkaline solution of potassium ferricyanide on the quaternary quinolinium salts IIIa to IIIc results in splitting off of 2-phenyl substituent and formation of the quinolones IVa-IVc. A possible mechanism of this transformation is discussed.