Mild Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Halides Using Halide-Based Ionic Liquids at Room Temperature
Rex X. Ren and Jeff Xin Wu
*Max Tishler Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459
R. X. Ren, J. X. Wu, Org. Lett., 2001, 3, 3727-3728.
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Alcohols were efficiently converted to alkyl halides using 1-n-butyl-3-methylylimidazolium halide ioniq liquids in the presence of Brønsted acids at room temperature. The alkyl halide products were easily isolated from the reaction mixture via simple decantation or extraction.
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bromination, iodination, ionic liquids