Unique shortening of carbon chain during reduction of aliphatic nitro compounds to amines in the presence of supercritical isopropanol on alumina

V. P. Sivcev, K. P. Volcho, N. F. Salakhutdinov, V. I. Anikeev

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    Abstract

    Transformations of lower aliphatic nitrocompounds in supercritical isopropanol in a flow reactor in the presence of alumina were studied. In experiments with 1-nitropropane, the dominant process was the never-before-observed formation of an amine with a shorter by one carbon atom chain as compared to the initial nitroalkane. The reaction mechanism was suggested which adequately explained the formation of all detected products. The reactions of nitroethane and nitromethane partly proceeded by a new transformation route yielding isopropylamine.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Supercritical Fluids
    Volume103
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015

    Keywords

    • Aliphatic amine
    • Alumina
    • Hydrogen transfer
    • Nitro group
    • Reduction
    • Supercritical isopropanol

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