A selective and practical synthesis of nitroolefins

Irina Jovel, Saisuree Prateeptongkum, Ralf Jackstell, Nadine Vogl, Christoph Weckbecker, Matthias Beller

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A straightforward and general synthesis of nitroolefins from nitric oxide (NO) and olefins is presented. The direct nitration of aromatic olefins, allyl compounds, and acrylic acid derivatives proceeds smoothly at room temperature with high regioselectivity and good yields. The advantages of this novel procedure compared to established nitration procedures are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2493-2497
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number16
StatePublished - 3 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Nitration
  • Nitric oxide (NO)
  • Nitroolefins
  • Olefins


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