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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.

DOI: 10.1021/ol016672r

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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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Key Words

bromination, iodination, ionic liquids

ID: J54-Y2001