Wolffenstein-Böters reaction

What is Wolffenstein-Böters reaction?

The Wolffenstein-Böters reaction involves the simultaneous oxidation and nitration of aromatic compounds to nitrophenols using nitric acid, HNO3, or higher oxides of nitrogen in the presence of a mercury salt catalyst, Hg(NO3)2.

Wolffenstein-Boters reaction - Hg(NO3)2
Wolffenstein-Böters reaction

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