meta-nitrotoluene

meta-nitrotoluene

[¦med·ə ¦nī·trō′täl·yə‚wēn]
(organic chemistry)
NO2C6H4CH3 Yellow powder that melts at 15°C; insoluble in water; used in organic synthesis.
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Effect of catalyst to toluene ratio Catalyst/ Percent ONT MNT PNT Others Para/ Tol(g/mol) Tol ortho conversion ratio Nil 27.4 16.90 1.00 7.08 2.46 0.42 2.26 34.9 22.05 1.75 8.57 2.50 0.39 4.50 38.5 23.19 1.49 11.70 2.17 0.50 6.80 38.2 22.92 1.47 11.67 2.14 0.51 9.10 38.4 23.12 1.48 11.69 2.11 0.51 Toluene/nitric acid (molar ratio) = 2.2:1.4; agitation speed = 200 rpm; temperature under reflux =120[degrees]C; time = 3 h; batch experiments with azeotropic water removal; ONT: ortho-nitrotoluene; MNT: meta-nitrotoluene; PNT: para-nitrotoluene.