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2-Chloroquinoline is an intermediate used in the synthesis of various compounds that exhibits antifungal properties.
2-Chloroquinoline is an important raw material and intermediate used in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and dyestuff. It reacts with benzotriazole, followed by cyclization with loss of nitrogen, gives the indolo[2,3-b]quinoline ring system for use in novel cytotoxic DNA topoisomerase II inhibitors.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 67, p. 7884, 2002 DOI: 10.1021/jo016196iSynthesis, p. 1013, 1987 DOI: 10.1055/s-1987-28152
Purify it by crystallisation of its picrate to constant melting point (123-124o) from *benzene, regenerating the base and distilling it under vacuum [Cumper et al. J Chem Soc 1183 1962]. 2-Chloroquinoline can be crystallised from EtOH. Its picrate has m 123-124o (from EtOH). [Beilstein 20 H 359, 20/7 V 312.]