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Several primary aromatic amines were converted to their corresponding nitro compounds in good yields with sodium perborate tetrahydrate (SPB) in micellar media in the presence of a catalytic amount of tungstophosphoric acid (H3PW·nH2O).
H. Firouzabadi, N. Iranpoor, K. Amani, Green Chemistry, 2001, 3, 131-132.


The use of nonanebis(peroxoic acid) enables a regio- and chemoselective oxidation of aromatic amines hindered with an ortho substituent to the corresponding nitro compounds, except for anilines ortho-substituted with amino groups (NH2, NHR) or hydroxyl groups, where H-bonding between an hydrogen of the adjacent group and an oxygen atom from the diperoxy acid directs the oxidation.
V. V. Patil, G. S. Shankarling, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 7876-7883.


A convenient oxidation of oximes to nitro compounds uses sodium perborate in glacial acetic acid as oxidizing agent.
G. A. Olah, P. Ramaiah, C.-S. Lee, G. K. Surya Prakash, Synlett, 1992, 337-339.