New method for preparation of o-halobenzeneacetic acids from o-nitrotoluene

Peng Wang, Hai Hua Li

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o-Nitrobenzeneacetic acid was prepared by condensation of o-nitrotoluene with diethyl oxalate, hydrolysis and oxidation. It was further converted to o- halobenzeneacetic acids by reduction, diazonation and Sandmeyer reaction, o- halobenzeneacetic acids have been prepared from cheap raw material o-nitrotoluene with satisfactory results, a new method was provided for preparing o- halobenzeneacetic acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalBeijing Ligong Daxue Xuebao/Transaction of Beijing Institute of Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • O-halobenzeneacetic acids
  • O-nitrotoluene
  • Preparation
  • Sandmeyer reaction


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