|Abstract:||L-.alpha.-acylhydrazino-.beta.-phenyl-propionitrile compounds useful as intermediates in the production of L-.alpha.-hydrazino-.beta.-phenyl-propionic acids. Also included are processes for preparing the compounds of this invention by aminating L-.alpha.-acylamido-.beta.-phenyl-propionitrile and processes for hydrolyzing the compounds of this invention to form L-.alpha.-hydrazino-.beta.-phenyl-propionic acid compounds.|
|Inventor(s):|| Sletzinger; Meyer (North Plainfield, NJ), Karady; Sandor (Elizabeth, NJ), Ly; Manuel G. (New Brunswick, NJ), Pines; Seemon H. (Murray Hill, NJ) |
|Assignee:|| Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ) |
|Filing Date:||Feb 24, 1970|
|Claims:||1. A compound of the formula: |
R and R.sub.1 each may be loweralkoxy, phenyloxy, benzyloxy or hydroxy;
R.sub.2 is hydrogen or loweralkyl;
R.sub.3 is --CN; and
R.sub.4 is loweralkanoyl.
2. A compound as in claim 1 wherein R and R.sub.1 are loweralkoxy, R.sub.2 is loweralkyl, R.sub.3 is -CN and R.sub.4 is acetyl.
3. A compound as in claim 1 wherein R is hydroxy, R.sub.1 is loweralkoxy, R.sub.2 is loweralkyl, R.sub.3 is --CN and R.sub.4 is acetyl.
4. A compound as in claim 1 wherein R and R.sub.1 are hydroxy, R.sub.2 is loweralkyl, R.sub.3 is --CN and R.sub.4 is acetyl.