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A Useful Method for the Conversion of Olefins to Nitro Olefins

G. Sudhakar Reddy and E. J. Corey*

*Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States, Email:

G. S. Reddy, E. J. Corey, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 3379-3383.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c00868

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Triflyl nitrate is an effective nitrating agent for a wide range of unsaturated substrates to form nitro olefins. The reagent is easily generated from tetra-n-butylammonium nitrate in CH2Cl2 solution.

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Key Words

nitration, cyclopentenes

ID: J54-Y2021