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Conversion of nitroalkanes into carboxylic acids via iodide catalysis in water

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Abstract

We report a new method for the conversion of nitroalkanes into carboxylic acids that achieves this transformation under very mild conditions. Catalytic amounts of iodide in combination with a simple zinc catalyst are needed to give good conversions into the corresponding carboxylic acids.

Graphical abstract: Conversion of nitroalkanes into carboxylic acids via iodide catalysis in water

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2015, accepted on 02 Nov 2015 and first published on 02 Nov 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08681G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 1013-1016
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    Conversion of nitroalkanes into carboxylic acids via iodide catalysis in water

    P. Marcé, J. Lynch, A. J. Blacker and J. M. J. Williams, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1013
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08681G

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