The kinetics and mechanism of the electrophilic substitution of heteroaromatic compounds. Part XIII. The mononitration of 2-phenylpyridine and its N-oxide
A kinetic study of the nitration of 2-phenylpyridine and its N-oxide shows that both compounds react as their conjugate acids. Partial rate factors are calculated for reaction at the 2′-, 3′-, and 4′-positions and compared with literature data.