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Note | Regular issue | Vol 51, No. 3, 1999, pp.611-615
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-98-8411
Synthesis of 4-Phenylpyrimidine from Acetophenone and Formamide

Irene Helland and Tore Lejon*

*Departmentof Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tromso, N-9037 Tromso, Norway


Employing cuprous chloride as a catalyst in the Leuckart reaction between formamide and acetophenone leads to the formation of 4-phenylpyrimidine in satisfactory yield.