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Reverdin Rearrangement

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr536

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Reverdin Rearrangement. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 536:2382–2384.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The preparation of 2-iodo-4-nitro-anisole from the nitration of 4-iodo-anisole, involving the migration of iodine from the 4-position to the 2-position during the nitration and is generally known as the Reverdin rearrangement. It has been reported that only catalytic amount of the nitro source is needed for this reaction, if the nitro group already exists on the aromatic ring. This reaction has various applications in organic synthesis.

Keywords:

  • 2-iodo-4-nitro-anisole;
  • 2,4-diiodoanisole;
  • bromine;
  • iodine