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Victor Meyer Reaction

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr642

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Victor Meyer Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 642:2868–2871.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The formation of a nitroalkane from the reaction between an alkyl halide and silver nitrite is known as the Victor Meyer reaction. All the mechanistic features and reaction's conditions have been discussed. The study finds that the ratio of nitroalkane and alkylnitrite varies, depending on the nature of alkyl halide and metal nitrite. This reaction is still the most convenient method for the preparation of the homologues of primary nitroalkanes higher than 1-nitropropane. In some cases, alcohol and carbonyl compounds are also found in the reaction mixtures. This reaction has also been modified to make pure nitroalkane.

Keywords:

  • nitroalkane;
  • 1-nitropropane;
  • silver nitrite;
  • sodium nitrite