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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 7 (2010), Issue 4, Pages 1196-1199

A Convenient Access to Biquinoline Carbaldehydes using Nickel-Phosphine Complex-Mediated Homocoupling of Haloquinoline Carbaldehydes in One-Pot Reaction

Ahmed Benameur, Taoues Boumoud, Boudjemaa Boumoud, and Salah Rhouati

Laboratoire des Produits Naturels d’origine Végétale et de Synthèse, Organique., Département de Chimie., Faculté des Sciences, Université Mentouri de Constantine 25000 Constantine, Algeria

Received 10 October 2009; Revised 10 December 2009; Accepted 4 February 2010

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The homocoupling of 2-chloro-carbaldehyde derivatives gave the corresponding 2,2’-biquinolines by using the in situ generated reactive reagent Ni[(PPh3)]4. Several new 2-chloro-3-(1.3 dioxalan-2yl) quinoline derivatives are synthesized and structurally characterized. The overall structures of biquinoline derivatives are not planar.