A novel pathway for the thermolysis of N-nitrosoanthranilates using flash vacuum pyrolysis leading to 7-aminophthalides†
Flash vacuum pyrolysis of methyl N-methyl-N-nitrosoanthranilate leads to elimination of nitric oxide and disproportionation of the formed N-radical to 7-(methylamino)phthalide and methyl N-methylanthranilate. This transformation was found to be a convenient, solvent-free method for the preparation of 7-(methylamino)phthalides. An alternative route through pyrolysis of N-benzyl-N-methyl anthranilates was also investigated.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC