Nitronate

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General chemical structure of a nitronate

A nitronate (IUPAC: azinate) in organic chemistry is a functional group with the general structure R1R2C=NO2-.[1] It is the anion of a nitronic acid, a tautomeric form of a nitro compound. A nitronic acid is also called an aci form. In the Nef reaction nitronic acids are degraded to ketones. They can be alkylated on oxygen and used as a dipole in 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions.

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  1. ^ F. A. Carey, R. J. Sundberg (2004). Organische Chemie. Wiley-VCH Verlag. ISBN 3-527-29217-9.