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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 10, 1989, pp.1997-2006
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-5099
N-Nitroso and N-Nitro Derivatives of Diazacycloalkanes and Tetraazabicycloalkanes from α,α’-Diaminodicarboxylate Esters

Govindarajulu Kumar, Vayalakkavoor T. Ramakrishnan, and Joseph H. Boyer*

*Department of Chemistry, university of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110, U.S.A.


A synthesis of 6,8-dinitro-2,4,6,8-tetraaza[3.3.1]bicyclononan-3-one 5c from dimethyl α,α’-diaminoglutarate 7 was brought about in six steps. A similar conversion of dimethyl α,α’-diaminosuccinate 8 to a derivative of 2,4,6,8-tetraaza[3.3.0]bicyclooctane 6 was unsucessful.