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Simple Preparation of Nitroso Benzenes and Nitro Benzenes by Oxidation of Anilines with H2O2 Catalysed with Molybdenum Salts

Albert Defoin*

*Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Bioorganique, UMR 7015, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, Université de Haute-Alsace, 3, rue Alfred Werner, 68093 Mulhouse Cédex, France, Email:

A. Defoin, Synthesis, 2004, 706-710.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-815964

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Nitroso arenes are prepared in good yield from anilines by oxidation with H2O2 catalysed with MoO3/KOH, ammonium molybdate or other molybdenum salts. Further oxidation to nitro arenes is also described.

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Key Words

nitroso arenes, nitro arenes, oxidation, molybdenum salts, hydrogen peroxide

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