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Nitration of phenolic compounds by metal-modified montmorillonite KSF

Wan-Po Yin and Min Shi*

*State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Lu, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

W.-P. Yin, M. Shi, Tetrahedron, 2005, 61, 10861-10867.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2005.09.027


The nitration of phenolic compounds with 60% nitric acid has been carried out in the presence of metal-modified montmorillonite KSF and KSF or nitric acid treated HKSF, as catalysts. These catalysts showed good stabilities and high catalytic activities in the nitration process and can be reused. This process is eco-safe and environmentally benign.

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Key Words

Catalytic nitration, Nitration, Phenolic compounds, Nitric acid, Metal-modified, Montmorillonite KSF

ID: J72-Y2005-3140