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Fe(III)/Pyridine-Mediated Decarboxylative Nitration of α,β-Unsaturated Acids with Iron Nitrate

Zan Yang, Jiao Li, Jie Hua, Tao Yang*, Jianmin Yi, Congshan Zhou*

*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang 414006, P. R. of China, Email:,

Z. Yang, J. Li, J. Hua, T. Yang, J. Yi, C. Zhou, Synlett, 2017, 28, 1079-1082.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588948

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A Fe(III)/pyridine-mediated decarboxylative nitration of α,β-unsaturated acids with iron nitrate provides (E)-nitroolefins in good yields. A series of α,β-unsaturated acids are well tolerated in this procedure.

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Key Words

nitroolefins, nitro compounds, decarboxylative, nitration, α,β-unsaturated acids, iron nitrate

ID: J60-Y2017