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Issue 21, 1997
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Studies on pyrazines. Part 34.1 Synthetic approach, stability and tautomerism of 2,6-dihydroxypyrazines

Abstract

Demethylation of 2,6-dimethoxy-3,5-diphenylpyrazine with iodotrimethylsilane gives the corresponding 2,6-dihydroxy- and 2-hydroxy-6-methoxy-pyrazines, whilst the 3-methyl-5-phenyl analogue affords only monohydroxy compounds. In contrast, 2,6-dimethoxy-3,5-dimethylpyrazine decomposes completely under the demethylation conditions. Hydrolysis of 2,6-diacetoxypyrazines succeeds only in the formation of 2,6-dihydroxy-3,5-diphenylpyrazine. The stability of 2,6-dihydroxypyrazines is discussed on the basis of observations made in the synthetic approach. In addition, it has been established, on the basis of UV spectral analysis, that the 2-hydroxy-6-methoxypyrazines obtained in our work exist predominantly in the hydroxypyrazine form rather than as 1,2-dihydropyrazin-2-ones.

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J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 3167-3172
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Studies on pyrazines. Part 34.1 Synthetic approach, stability and tautomerism of 2,6-dihydroxypyrazines

N. Sato, K. Matsumoto, M. Takishima and K. Mochizuki, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 3167
DOI: 10.1039/A704415A

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