Thermolysis of 2-(p-azidocinnamoyl)quinoline
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Mass spectrometry was used to study the thermolysis of 2-(p-azidocinnamoyl)quinoline and 4-azidochalcone at 160–230‡C. The primary thermolysis product of these azides is a nitrene. The reaction of this nitrene in the singlet state gives polymer products, while the triplet nitrene is reduced in the molten azide to give a primary amine and dimerized to give an azo compound.