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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 51, No. 3, 1999, pp.567-574
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-98-8416
A Nitro Group Distorting 2-Quinolone Skeleton

Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Chitose Tanaka, Motoki Asahara, Noriko Asaka, Yasuo Tohda, and Masahiro Ariga*

*Department of Chemistry, Osaka Kyoiku University, 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582, Japan


1-Methyl-3,6,8-trinitro-2-quinolone shows high reactivity compared with 1-methyl-3,6-dinitro-2-quinolone. It was found the 8-nitro group activates a 2-quinolone ring sterically rather than electronically.