Synthesis of Pyrazino[2,3-c]isoquinolinecarboxylic Acids and Related Compounds Academic Article uri icon


  • 1-Methylisoquinoline-3,4-diamine has been synthesized and condensed with α-dicarbonyl compounds to give the fused pyrazine ring. Oxidation of methyl groups gives the 3- and 6-carboxylic acids. Nitration occurs in the benzenoid ring to give the single 10-nitro product, and formation of an unusual 6-trinitromethyl compound is also reported.

publication date

  • 1992