Rhodium
(Chief Bee)
05-11-03 20:26
No 432651
      Microwave synthesis of Melatonin
(Rated as: excellent)
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Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Melatonin
Synthetic Communications Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 741747 (2003) (../rhodium/pdf /melatonin.microwave.pdf)

Abstract

Melatonin was prepared from phthalimide by N- and C-alkylation, cyclization, hydrolytic, decarboxylation, and acetylation. The four-pot reactions were carried out on microwave irradiation in good yield with short time.
 
 
 
 
    Greensnake
(Hive and HyperLab Bee)
05-12-03 20:54
No 432831
      Ok, could anybody explain reaction step from 2  Bookmark   

Ok, could anybody explain reaction step from 2 to 3, something rather fishy there. (I would believe in Japp-Klingeman reaction , but then it use diazonium salt, not arylhydrazine - yet another example of "not very accurate" research paper?)