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Concise Preparation of Amino-5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinolines and Amino-5,6,7,8-tetrahydroisoquinolines via Catalytic Hydrogenation of Acetamidoquinolines and Acetamidoisoquinolines

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posted on 2002-10-03, 00:00 authored by Krystyna A. Skupinska, Ernest J. McEachern, Renato T. Skerlj, Gary J. Bridger
A method to prepare amino-substituted 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinolines and 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroisoquinolines via catalytic hydrogenation of the corresponding acetamido-substituted quinolines and isoquinolines followed by acetamide hydrolysis is described. The yields of the products are good when the acetamido substituent is present on the pyridine ring and moderate with the acetamido substituent on the benzene ring. This method has also been applied to the regioselective reduction of quinoline substrates bearing other substituents (R = OMe, CO2Me, Ph).