By-products in Aromatic Nitration


IT was known fifty years ago that hydroxy byproducts arise in small quantities in the nitration of benzene and toluene, and their significance was discussed by Armstrong and Rossiter in 1891. Since that time little has been added to the subject apart from a number of observations of the increased production of such by-products in the presence of mercuric salts.

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BENNETT, G., YOULE, P. By-products in Aromatic Nitration. Nature 142, 356 (1938).

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