Publishchemidea, 2014 No: 3

Submitted: Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Title of the idea: Direct conversion of nitriles to nitro or oximes
Author of the idea: Ramesha
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Key words for search: Nitrile, nitro, oxime, peroxide
Explain briefly the idea

During the Grignard reaction of nitriles with RMgX, an imino magnesium intermediate is formed. This can be directly oxidized to either oxime or nitro or with any peroxide.

Why do you think this idea will work? Yes. This provides a new method for direct conversion of nitriles to nitro.
Do you have any experimental proof? No
Literature reference None
Where it is useful? Academic
Do you plan to work on this idea in near future? Yes
Interested in collaboration? No
Nature of idea: Theoretical/experimental
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