The rates of nitration of benzene, toluene, anisole, p-xylene and mesitylene in
aqueous nitric acid have been determined for concentratians in the range
24-41 mol % HNO3 and at temperatures between 293 and 333K. Correlation of
rate constants with values of acidity function confirms that the mechanism of
nitration in aqueous nitric acid is similar to that in aqueous Sulphuric acid....
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University