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Higher Efficiently Conversion of Heterocyclic Aryl Nitroalkenes to Ketones

[ Vol. 11 , Issue. 6 ]


Dushu Huang, Jin-Gang Yu, Wei Liu, Yunhui Long and Jing Wang   Pages 907 - 910 ( 4 )


Ketones were prepared by a modified Nef reaction using heterocyclic aryl nitroalkenes to react in a Fe-FeCl3-CH3COOH mixture with higher yield over 50% in sharp contrast with in Fe-HCl mixture with lower yield less than 30%, thus it’s cost-saving and relative environment friendly.


Heterocyclic aryl nitroalkenes, Fe-FeCl3-CH3COOH system, ketones, Nef reaction, reductive hydrolysis.


College of chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083, P.R. China and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan 410082, P.R. China.

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