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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 16, No. 9, 1981, pp.1453-1461
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1981-09-1453
The Chemistry of 1,6-Diazaphenalene. Electrophilic Substitution and Reaction with Singlet Oxygen

Kamlakar Avasthi, Shieu-Jeing Lee, James M. Cook,* James E. Pickett, and Harry H. Wasserman

*Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, U.S.A.


The nitration, bromination, acylation, and alkylation of 1,6-diazaphenalene (1) have been investigated as well as the reaction of the title compound with singlet oxygen. These transformations have been compared to similar reactions known to take place with imidazoles.