Synthetic utilization of polynitroaromatic compounds. 3. Preparation of substituted dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepine-11(10H)-ones from 2,4,6-trinitrobenzoic acid via nucleophilic displacement of nitro groups.

[Reaction: see text]. 1,3-dinitrodibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepin-11(10H)-one, prepared by intramolecular displacement of nitro group in N-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-2,4,6-trinitrobenzamide, reacts with O- and S-nucleophiles to yield the products of mono- or bis-substitution of the nitro groups. The nitro group in position 3 is displaced first. This observation is in… CONTINUE READING