Synlett 1998; 1998(9): 1028
DOI: 10.1055/s-1998-1837
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Indium as a Reducing Agent: Reduction of Aromatic Nitro Groups

Christopher J. Moody* , Michael R. Pitts
  • *Department of Chemistry, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, U.K.; Fax + 1392 26 34 34; E-mail:
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31 December 2000 (online)

Treatment of a range of aromatic nitro compounds with indium powder in aqueous ethanolic ammonium chloride results in selective reduction of the nitro groups; ester, nitrile, amide and halide substituents are unaffected.