Aromatic nucleophilic substitutions using X-Cube Flash™ continuous flow reactor

ThalesNano has developed a high pressure/high temperature continuous flow reactor, called X-Cube Flash™, as a viable alternative to MW-chemistry. Several reactions previously reported under MW conditions were realized in the X-Cube Flash™ with improved yield and radically shortened reaction time under safe operation. Our objective was to study the nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction (F-amine exchange) in metapositions, since the substituted mono- and diaminobenzonitriles are important biological active molecules.