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Superior methodology for the nitration of simple aromatic compounds

Smith, Keith, Musson, A. and DeBoos, G. A. 1996. Superior methodology for the nitration of simple aromatic compounds. Chemical Communications (4) , pp. 469-470. 10.1039/CC9960000469

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Simple aromatic compounds such as benzene, alkylbenzenes and halogenobenzenes are nitrated in quantitative yield and with high para-selectivity in a solvent free process by use of a stoichiometric quantity of nitric acid and acetic anhydride at 0–20°C in the presence of zeolite beta as catalyst; the zeolite can be recycled and the only by-product is acetic acid, which is easily separated from the nitration product by distillation; the process is inexpensive and highly convenient and represents the best currently available methodology for the clean syntheses of a range of simple nitroaromatic compounds.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1359-7345
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:14

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