α-Amino acid phenylhydrazides
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Chemistry and Pharmacology
The ring forming condensation between some natural α-amino acid phenylhydrazides (1) and aqueous formaldehyde (2) has opened a novel synthetic route to hexahydro-1,2,4-triazin-6-one derivatives (3). Polycyclic systems were obtained from the same reaction carried out with L-aspartic acid 1,4-bis(2-phenylhydrazide) (1d), L-histidine phenylhydrazide (1e) and L-tryptophan phenylhydrazide (1f) which gave perhydro-4,6-dioxo-2,8-diphenyl[1,2,4]triazino[4,5-d][1,2,4]triazepine (5) perhydro-1-oxo-3-phenylimidazo[5,4-d][1,2,4]triazino[4,5-a]pyridine (7) and 1,2,3-H-3-(2-phenylcarbazoyl)-β-carboline (8), respectively. Substrates 1 were conveniently obtained by direct reaction of phenylhydrazine with L-α-amino acid esters retaining the original chirality.
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