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Superior methodology for the nitration of simple aromatic compounds

Abstract

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.

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Chem. Commun., 1996, 469-470
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Superior methodology for the nitration of simple aromatic compounds

K. Smith, A. Musson and G. A. DeBoos, Chem. Commun., 1996, 469
DOI: 10.1039/CC9960000469

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