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The First Conversion of Primary Alkyl Halides to Nitroalkanes under Aqueous Medium

Roberto Ballini,* Luciano Barboni, and Guido Giarlo

*Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche dell'UniversitÓ di Camerino, Via S. Agostino 1, 62032 Camerino, Italy, Email:

R. Ballini, L. Barboni, G. Giarlo, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 6907-6908.

DOI: 10.1021/jo049048b


Primary nitroalkanes can be easily obtained in aqueous medium by reaction of alkyl bromides or alkyl iodides with silver nitrite in satisfactory to good yields even in the presence of other functionalities.

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ID: J42-Y2004-1210