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Molecules 2003, 8(7), 593-598; doi:10.3390/80700593
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Selective Nitration of Aromatic Compounds with Bismuth Subnitrate and Thionyl Chloride

Department of Chemistry, Umm Alqura University, P.O.Box 7283, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Received: 1 June 2003 / Revised: 26 June 2003 / Accepted: 27 June 2003 / Published: 15 July 2003
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Abstract

Bismuth subnitrate/thionyl chloride have been found to be an efficient combination of reagents for nitration of a wide range of aromatic compounds in dichloromethane. Phenols, in particular, were easily mononitrated and dinitrated with the reagents by controlling the stoichiometry,
Keywords: Bismuth subnitrate; thionyl chloride; nitration; aromatic compounds; phenols Bismuth subnitrate; thionyl chloride; nitration; aromatic compounds; phenols
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Muathen, H.A. Selective Nitration of Aromatic Compounds with Bismuth Subnitrate and Thionyl Chloride. Molecules 2003, 8, 593-598.

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