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Selective Nitration of Aromatic Compounds with Bismuth Subnitrate and Thionyl Chloride

Author(s): Hussni A. Muathen

Journal: Molecules
ISSN 1420-3049

Volume: 8;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 593;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Bismuth subnitrate | thionyl chloride | nitration | aromatic compounds | phenols

Bismuth subnitrate/thionyl chloride have been found to be an efficient combination of reagents for nitration of a wide range of aromatic compounds in dichloromethane. Phenols, in particular, were easily mononitrated and dinitrated with the reagents by controlling the stoichiometry,
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