(3-Nitro-4-methyl)-phenyl chloroformate and its preparation

Chemistry of carbon compounds – Miscellaneous organic carbon compounds – C-metal


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The novel compound (3-nitro-4-methyl)-phenyl chloroformate is prepared by reacting (4-methyl)-phenyl chloroformate with nitric acid in the presence of sulfuric acid.
The novel compound (3-nitro-4-methyl)-phenyl chloroformate is a valuable starting material for the preparation of dyes and crop protection agents and in particular is an intermediate for the preparation of 3-nitro-4-methylphenol, which is reduced to 3-amino-4-methylphenol.

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