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Nitroaldol Reaction in Aqueous Media: An Important Improvement of the Henry Reaction

Roberto Ballini* and Giovanna Bosica

*Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche dell'UniversitÓ, Via S. Agostino n. 1, 62032 Camerino, Italy, Email: roberto.balliniunicam.it

R. Ballini, G. Bosica, J. Org. Chem., 1997, 62, 425-427.

DOI: 10.1021/jo961201h


Abstract

The Henry reaction can be performed under very mild reaction conditions in 0.025 M NaOH in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium chloride as cationic surfactant. Short reaction times are required and both primary and secondary nitroalkanes give good results.

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Key Words

Henry Reaktion, Henry Nitroaldol Reaction, Nitro compounds


ID: J42-Y1997-160