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Selective Photoinduced Reduction of Nitroarenes to N-Arylhydroxylamines

Michael G. Kallitsakis*, Dimitris I. Ioannou, Michael A. Terzidis, George E. Kostakis and Ioannis N. Lykakis*

*Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece, Email:,

M. G. Kallitsaki, D. I. Ioannou, M. A. Terzidis, G. E. Kostakis, J. N. Lykakis, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4339-4343.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01367

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A selective photoinduced reduction of nitroarenes to N-arylhydroxylamines proceeds with a broad scope, excellent functional-group tolerance, and high yields in the absence of catalyst or additives and uses only light and methylhydrazine.

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Key Words

reduction of nitro compounds, methylhydrazine, photochemistry

ID: J54-Y2020