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α-Nitro Ketone Synthesis Using N-Acylbenzotriazoles

Alan R. Katritzky,* Ashraf A. A. Abdel-Fattah, Anna V. Gromova, Rachel Witek and Peter J. Steel

*Center for Heterocyclic Compounds, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7200, Email:

A. R. Katritzky, A. A. A. Abdel-Fattah, A. V. Gromova, R. Witek, P. J. Steel, J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 9211-9214.

DOI: 10.1021/jo051231x (free Supporting Information)


The conversion of primary nitroalkanes into the corresponding α-nitro ketones readily proceeds using N-acylbenzotriazoles as acylation agents.

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Key Words

Acylation, Nitro Compounds

ID: J42-Y2005-1890