M. John Plater* (Corresponding Author)

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The reaction of 2,4-difluoronitrobenzene with an excess of aniline at 175 °C led to the isolation of an unexpected brown quinone substituted with two phenylamino groups and one phenylimino group. This product was easily distinguished from other expected derivatives because it is brown rather than yellow. The UV/Vis has a weak long wavelength absorption at 480–600 nm accounting for the colour.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberM1406
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Early online date7 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding: This research received no external funding
Acknowledgments: The University of Aberdeen Development Trust for funding.


  • aniline
  • nitrobenzene
  • 2,4-difluoronitrobenzene
  • Irgacure PAG 103


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