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Catalytic Sandmeyer Bromination

Irina P. Beletskaya*, Alexander S. Sigeev, Alexander S. Peregudov, Pavel V. Petrovskii

*Department of Chemistry, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russian Federation, Email:

I. P. Beletskaya, A. S. Sigeev, A. S. Peregudov, P. V. Petrovskii, Synthesis, 2007, 2534-2538.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-983784


An efficient version of the Sandmeyer bromination using catalytic amounts of Cu(I)/Cu(II)/phen is highly useful for the preparation of various aryl bromides and dibromides in excellent yields.

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Key Words

catalysis, copper, diazo compounds, Sandmeyer reaction, bromination

ID: J66-Y2007-2620