Oxidation of alkyl groups accompanying the Zinin reduction of nitroarenes
DA Burgess, ID Rae
Australian Journal of Chemistry | Published : 1977
p-Aminobenzaldehydes have been prepared from several nitroxylenes and trimethylnitrobenzenes by reaction with aqueous alcoholic sodium polysulphide. The oxidation of the methyl group accompanying the Zinin reduction proceeds most readily when the nitro group is unhindered.