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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 55, No. 1, 2001, pp.33-36
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-00-9095
Synthesis of 2,2’-Biquinolines from o-Isocyanostyrenes

Kazuhiro Kobayashi,* Junpei Yonemori, Akihiro Matsunaga, Taichi Kitamura, Miyuki Tanmatsu, Osamu Morikawa, and Hisatoshi Konishi

*Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama-minami, Tottori 680-8552, Japan


The heating of o-isocyanostyrenes (1) in diglyme at reflux temperature for 2 h afforded the corresponding 2,2’-biquinolines (2) via a coupling/electrocyclic reaction in fair-to-good yields.