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Central nervous system active compounds. I. The synthesis of some caprolactam derivatives substituted at N1, C2 and C3

T Duong, RH Prager, AD Ward and DIB Kerr

Australian Journal of Chemistry 29(12) 2651 - 2665
Published: 1976


The synthesis of a number of caprolactam derivatives with alkyl, aryl and hetero atom substituents at N1, C2 and C3 is described. Alkylation and arylation at C3 by a variety of methods is discussed. Some of these compounds are powerful convulsing agents; a few are depressants.

© CSIRO 1976

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