Synthesis of 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitrosobutane

Preparation of 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitrosobutane

Alternative Names: 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitrosobutane; 3-chloro-3-methyl-2-nitrosobutane; Butane, 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitroso-; 37557-67-8;

Preparation of 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitrosobutane

Preparation of 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitrosobutane

50 ml of ice-cold fuming hydrochloric acid are dropped during 1.5 hours into a stirred mixture of 30 g of 2-methyl-2-butene and 50 ml of pentyl nitrite kept below 0° C by ice-salt cooling. The mixture becomes blue at once and gradually solidifies to a mass of colorless crystals. The crystals are left in the cold for 30 min and then filtered off under suction and washed with ice-cold ethanol. The yield is 29 g and the m.p. 76° C.

J. Chem. Soc, 1956, 2588.





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Depositor-Supplied Synonyms

2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitrosobutane, 3-chloro-3-methyl-2-nitrosobutane, Butane, 2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitroso-, 37557-67-8, SCHEMBL526601, CTK1B5573, CHXRIVJFJWPWMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N, OR264299

Removed Synonyms

2-chloro-2-methyl-3-nitroso-butane, CID10866386

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