Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry

, Volume 54, Issue 10, pp 1565–1568 | Cite as

On the Reaction of Malononitrile with Acetylacetone

  • E. V. KalitaEmail author
  • D. G. Kim
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The reaction of malononitrile with acetylacetone in alkaline medium afforded a mixture of 2-amino-4,6-dimethylbenzene-1,3-dicarbonitrile and 4,6-dimethyl-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridine-3-carbonitrile, whereas only the latter was formed in alcoholic medium in the absence of a catalyst. The alkylation of 4,6-dimethyl-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridine-3-carbonitrile with allyl bromide gave a mixture of N- and O-allyl derivatives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.South Ural State University (National Research University)ChelyabinskRussia

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