Advances in nucleophilic aromatic chemistry

We have developed a new oxidative nucleophilic aromatic amination of substituted nitrobenzenes (Chemical Communications  52: 7237, 2016).
Direct chloromethylation of substituted nitrobenzenes with lithium salt of dichloromethane proceeded via vicarious nucleophilic substitution mechanism and provided access to chloromethylated nitrobenzenes (Organic Letters  21: 5443, 2019).