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Very little is known about the acridine ring system. Such compounds as acriflavine, brucine and strychnine are generally believed to contain the acridine ring system. These compounds are all very important drugs. Acriflavine has been used in the treatment of diseases which are due, in whole or in part, to tropanasoma. Strychnine and brucine which may have many and varied uses need not be described here but they are natural plant products. For this reason, acridine derivatives are interesting. Other derivatives of the acridine type should be of some interest. Methylacridine lends itself to reactions readily. Its condensation with formaldehyde will be discussed in the following pages.
Belch, Clifford Albin 1887-1973, "The condensation of formaldehyde and methyl acridine." (1925). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 96.