Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The nitro-alkyls have been recorded in the literature for many years. The preparation of the lowest completely nitrated hydrocarbon, tetranitromethane, from acetic acid, acetic anhydride, and fuming nitric acid, has been described by Berger. (1) On reaction with liquid ammonia it forms a salt of nitroform (2). Nitroform can be converted into tetranitromethane by dissolving in a heated mixture of fuming nitric and concentrated sulfuric acids (4). The potassium salt of dinitromethane has been prepared by Villiers (3). This method for the formation of chlorobromo dinitromethane was the one used in this work.
Case, Edward N., "The preparation of chlorobromo dinitromethane and its reaction with liquid ammonia" (1941). Honors Theses. 1749.