Easy and direct conversion of tosylates and mesylates into nitroalkanes

Beilstein J Org Chem. 2013 Mar 14;9:533-6. doi: 10.3762/bjoc.9.58. Print 2013.

Abstract

Tosylates and mesylates were directly converted into the corresponding nitroalkanes, by their treatment with tetrabutylammonium nitrite (TBAN) under mild conditions.

Keywords: mesylates; nitroalkanes; nucleophilic substitution; tetrabutylammonium nitrite; tosylates.