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Ether formation references
« on: November 07, 2007, 07:10:39 AM »
Does anyone have any experience or references for this type of reaction:

nucleophilic nitro displacement reaction to give an ether

a phenol + aromatic nitro + potassium carbonate in DMF


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Re: Ether formation references
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 08:32:10 PM »
I don't think this paper involves potassium carbonate but it involves nucleophilic displacement of deactivated nitro groups in the ortho/para positions to strong electron withdrawing groups (acids,cyano) in DMSO and DMF to give aromatic ethers.  Interesting and may be of use to you.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/104054528/ABSTRACT?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
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Re: Ether formation references
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 06:49:54 AM »
It's that specific reaction i'm really interested in.

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