Kumar, Pookot Sunil and Rai, Kuriya M. Lokanatha (2012) Reduction of aromatic nitro compounds to amines using zinc and aqueous chelating ethers: Mild and efficient method for zinc activation. In: CHEMICAL PAPERS, 66 (8). pp. 772-778.
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A mild, environmentally friendly method for reduction of aromatic nitro group to amine is reported, using zinc powder in aqueous solutions of chelating ethers. The donor ether acts as a ligand and also serves as a co-solvent. Water is the proton source. This procedure is also a new method for the activation of zinc for electron transfer reduction of aromatic nitro compounds. The reduction is accomplished in a neutral medium and other reducing groups remained unaffected. The ethers used are dioxolane, 1,4-dioxane, ethoxymethoxyethane, dimethoxymethane, 1,2-dimethoxyethane, and diglyme.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||reduction;dioxolane;chelating ether;aqueous medium;zinc|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2012 10:13|
|Last Modified:||16 Jul 2012 10:17|
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