Pyrazine chemistry. III. Synthesis and stereochemistry of 1,4-Dimethyl and 1,4-Diacetyl derivatives of 3,6-Dibenzylpiperazine-2,5-dione Academic Article uri icon


  • The trans- and (�) cis-isomers of 1,4-dimethyl-and 1,4-diacetyl-3,6-dibenzylpiperazine-2,5-dione were synthesized. The hydriodic acid reduction of 3,6-dibenzylidene-1,4-dimethylpiperazine-2,5-dione gave (�)-cis-3,6-dibenzyl-1,4-dimethylpiperazine-2,5-dione although this product has previously been assigned the trans-geometry. The unknown isolated from the permanganate oxidation of (�)-cis- 1,4-diacetyl-3,6-dibenzylpiperazine-2,5- has been identified as the corresponding trans-isomer.

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  • 1984