Doklady Chemistry

, Volume 487, Issue 1, pp 177–179 | Cite as

Reduction of Acridine and 9-Chloroacridine with Red Phosphorus in the KOH/DMSO System

  • V. A. Kuimov
  • N. K. Gusarova
  • S. F. Malysheva
  • T. V. Kon’kova
  • B. A. TrofimovEmail author


Acridine reacts with red phosphorus in the KOH/DMSO(H2O) system on heating (100°C, 3 h) to give 9,10-dihydroacridine regioselectively in quantitative yield. Under similar conditions, 9-chloroacridine reacts with Pred/KOH/DMSO(H2O) system to afford 9,10-dihydroacridine and acridone in 51 and 40% yield, respectively.



This work was performed using equipment of the Shared Facility Center, Baikal Analytical Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.


This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 17–03–00739).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Kuimov
    • 1
  • N. K. Gusarova
    • 1
  • S. F. Malysheva
    • 1
  • T. V. Kon’kova
    • 1
  • B. A. Trofimov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Favorskii Institute of Chemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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