I have been doing the nitration of this compound despite the fact that the reaction time and the volumes of the nitration mix were varying.
So I have made the nitration reagent 1:1 (HNO3/H2SO4) and I made two reactions one went on for 5 minutes total the other 2 hours. The temperature was kept under 50 Celsius to restrict the formation of dinitro compounds.
The product was matching roughly the melting point of the target compound, but i have to yet determine if the Major product has the nitro group on the 5 position . The outcome was very similar for both reactions how ever afther measuring IR spectra the nitro group was not clearly there . There were band that could belong to the nitro group but in comparison to other compounds with nitro substitute. I was comparing the shape and positions on 5-nitro-1,10-phenantroline .
So my question is mostly about if my nitration and maybe about the nitro IR bands that seem to be off .