Synthesis and Structural Analysis of -2,4,6,8- Tetrabenzyl -2,4,6,8- Tetraazabicyclo [3.3.0] Octane from Condensation of Glyoxal, Benzylamine and Formaldehyde

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1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 13145-143, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Tehran , P.O. Box 13145-143, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

The condensation of glyoxal with benzylamine in the presence of formaldehyde leads to 2,4,6,8-Tetrabenzyl-2,4,6,8-Tetraazabicyclo [3.3.0] octan (6) in methanol. The scopes and limitations of the reaction have been determined. At low temperatures, a mixture of (6) and diol (7) is formed. 

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