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Molecules 2010, 15(1), 94-99; doi:10.3390/molecules15010094
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Solvent Free, Microwave Assisted Conversion of Aldehydes into Nitriles and Oximes in the Presence of NH2OH·HCl and TiO2

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Departamento de Química Orgânica, Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Av. Athos da Silveira Ramos 149, CT Bloco A, Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-909, RJ, Brazil
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Received: 27 October 2009 / Revised: 22 December 2009 / Accepted: 23 December 2009 / Published: 29 December 2009
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Abstract

Aromatic aldehydes bearing electron-donating groups are easily converted into their respective nitriles using NH2OH·HCl and TiO2 under microwave irradiation, while those bearing an electron-withdrawing group give the corresponding oximes.
Keywords: titanium dioxide; aldehydes; nitriles; oximes; microwave irradiation titanium dioxide; aldehydes; nitriles; oximes; microwave irradiation
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Villas-Boas Hoelz, L.; Gonçalves, B.T.; Barros, J.C.; Mendes da Silva, J.F. Solvent Free, Microwave Assisted Conversion of Aldehydes into Nitriles and Oximes in the Presence of NH2OH·HCl and TiO2. Molecules 2010, 15, 94-99.

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