# Can -NH2 groups get nitrated?

In the chapter of amines, and I see reaction occuring between amines and nitrous acid. However I am thinking why I don't see reactions of amines also react $\ce{HNO3}$ in presence of stronger acid like $\ce{H2SO4}$, that can protonate $\ce{HNO3}$, causes $\ce{H2O}$ to leave and then finally have amines to react with $\ce{NO2}$, making nitroamines?

• chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/7/… May 9 '17 at 14:40
• Yeah, but in the link, I don't see amine reacting together with HNO3 per say like the way amine react with nitrous acid.
– TLo
May 9 '17 at 14:41
• You mean if amine group can be nitrated? May 9 '17 at 14:42
• Yes, like how you create N-nitrosamine.
– TLo
May 9 '17 at 14:44
• My first comment there May 9 '17 at 14:45