Reduction of 9-substituted acridines with nickel-aluminum alloy

Kichinosuke Kamata, Yoh Ichi Tominaga, Akiyoshi Tori-i, Thies Thiemann, Shuntaro Mataka

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9-Methyl-, 9-ethyl-, 9-propyl-, 9-isopropyl-, and 9-phenylacridines were treated with nickel-aluminum alloy in hydrochloric acid to give the corresponding 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydroacridines and 9,10-dihydroacridines. The yields are dependent upon the C-9 substituent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1668
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry


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