Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 293–299 | Cite as

Nickel-catalyzed denitrative etherification of activated nitrobenzenes

  • Fatemeh Zamiran
  • Arash GhaderiEmail author
Original Paper


Electron-deficient nitrobenzenes were coupled with phenols/alcohols to form diaryl/alkyl aryl ethers by the aid of NiCl2 as the catalyst. The reactions were conducted under ligand- and oxidant-free conditions without the exclusion of air or moisture. The initial studies upon the mechanism of the reaction revealed two solvent-dependent approaches. In molten TBAB, SNAr mechanism seems to be predominated, while, in DMF, the reaction might include the radical species.


Denitrative etherification Cross coupling Nickel Nitrobenzenes Green conditions 



The authors are thankful to INSF (Grant number: 95825781) and University of Hormozgan research council for the financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, College of SciencesUniversity of HormozganBandar AbbasIran

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