Journal article

The Nitration of 4,6-Disubstituted 2-Phenylphenols. Some Structural Studies

MP Hartshorn, WT Robinson, J Vaughan, JM White

Australian Journal of Chemistry | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 1985


Nitration of the bromophenols (4a) and (5a) give products of nitro-debromination . Reaction of 6-methyl-4-nitro-2-phenylphenol (5c) with nitrogen dioxide gives 2-hydroxy-2-phenylcyclohex-3-enones (8) and (9), and probably stereoisomers (10), (20), (21) and (22). The mode of ormation of these compounds is discussed. X-ray crystal structure determinations are reported for compounds (8) and (9).

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