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FeCl2-Catalyzed Aminobromination of Alkenes Using Amides or Sulfonamides and NBS as the Nitrogen and Bromine Sources

Zhe Wang, Yongming Zhang, Hua Fu*, Yuyang Jiang, Yufen Zhao

*Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Phosphorus Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Ministry of Education), Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. of China, Email:

Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. Fu, Y. Jiang, Y. Zhao, Synlett, 2008, 2667-2668.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083509


A convenient and efficient iron-catalyzed aminobromination of alkenes has been developed using inexpensive FeCl2 as the catalyst, amides/sulfonamides and NBS as the nitrogen and bromine sources, respectively, under mild conditions.

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Key Words

iron, alkenes, aminobromination, bromination, amides, sulfonamides, NBS

ID: J60-Y2008-3080