Synthesis of 1-amino-6,7,8,8a-tetrahydroacenaphthene and its effect on the inhibition of the MAO-enzyme at the brain cortex and liver level.

(+/-)-1-Amino-6,7,8,8a-tetrahydroacenaphthene was synthesized and evaluated as a novel drug acting on the dopaminergic system. It was shown that the new compound displays activity as MAO inhibitor.