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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 53, No. 3, 2000, pp.543-544
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-99-8809
Dimerization and Denitration of 1-Methyl-3,6,8-trinitro-2-quinolone

Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Mayumi Azuma, Chitose Tanaka, Noriko Asaka, Makoto Shoda, Yasuo Tohda, and Masahiro Ariga*

*Department of Chemistry, Osaka Kyoiku University, Asahigaoka 4-698-1, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582, Japan


The reaction of 1-methyl-3,6,8-trinitro-2-quinolone (1) with tertiary amine caused dimerization and denitration. Dimerization predominantly proceeded at room temperature, and denitration mainly occurred under heated conditions.