A suspension of mmole ( g) of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)urea in 8 ml methylene dichloride at -10° C. was saturated with dinitrogen trioxide in 20% excess of theoretical. The heterogeneous mixture gradually changed to a green homogeneous solution. The methylene dichloride was evaporated, and the residue was extracted with 3× 10 ml hexane. Evaporation of the hexane gave g of oil which was the crude BCNU (NSC 409962). The hexane insoluble portion, g, when treated with benzene, gave g of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)urea which was benzene insoluble. The benzene solubles were processed through a silica column (1× 10 cm) and g of crude BCNU was obtained. The combined fractions of crude product amounted to g (%).
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