Could you suggest a reagent or procedure to transform an aliphatic primary amine to the corresponding nitro compound.
I know this is a bit backwards of a request because the usual procedure is the reduction of nitro groups to their corresponding amine, but there is a need of its electron-withdrawing properties for a subsequent condensation to form the intended intermediate. If this approach could be solidified, then it would make things a lot easier for this recent graduate, as the starting material is a lot less expensive.
I have found references to ozonolysis, but am unsure of it, as I have no previous experience with these sorts of reactions. I have also seen in abstracts where it is discussed formation of the diazonium compound, which was the used to form the nitro compound. There are a couple of others I have come across, but I am not sure of their efficacy or plausibility.