Fe(HSO4)3-Catalyzed Direct Conversion of Aldehydes into Nitriles Using Hydroxylamine Hydrochloride

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 91775-1436 Mashhad, Iran.

2 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad

Abstract

Due to the importance and various applications of nitriles especially in medicinal productions, a new method for conversion of aldehydes to nitriles has been presented. Several nitrile-containing aromatic compounds were synthesized through the treatment of various aldehydes and hydroxylamine hydrochloride as nucleophile in the presence of ferric hydrogen sulfate as a heterogeneous, efficient, and recyclable catalyst in DMF in good to excellent yields.

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