Oxidation reactions of azines. 10. Synthesis, structure, and oxodihydroxylation of 3-hydroxymethyl-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine
It has been established that oxidation of a mixture of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine and dicyanomethane or formaldehyde with manganese dioxide gives 3-hydroxymethyl-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine, the structure of which was confirmed by X-ray structural analysis. Some oxidative conversions by potassium permanganate of the product formed and its esters have been studied. These included lactamization, aromatization, and oxodihydroxylation.