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Report | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 8, 1986, pp.2169-2172
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-08-2169
Improved Procedures for Preparation of 2-Pyridones and 2-Hydroxymethylpyridines from Pyridine N-Oxides

Katsuhiro Konno,* Kimiko Hashimoto, Hatuhisa Shirahama, and Takeshi Matsumoto

*Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Kita 10 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan

Abstract

2-Pyridones and 2-hydroxymethylpyridines were prepared from pyridine N-oxides by treatment with trifluoroacetic anhydride in dimethylformamide. The reaction proceeds at room temperature in satisfactory yields.