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Electrophilic Bromination of Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Amines with Potassium Bromide/Orthoperiodic Acid under Mild Conditions

Ardeshir Khazaei*, Mohammad Ali Zolfigol*, Eskandar Kolvari, Nadiya Koukabia, Hamid Soltania, Fatemeh Komakia

*Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan 6517838683, Iran, Email:,

A. Khazaei, M. A. Zolfigol, E. Kolvari, N. Koukabia, H. Soltania, F. Komakia, Synthesis, 2009, 3672-3676.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216994

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Bromination of alkenes, alkynes, and anilines has efficiently been carried out at room temperature in short reaction times using potassium bromide and orthoperiodic acid in dichloromethane-water (1:1) to prepare the corresponding brominated compounds with excellent yields.

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Key Words

bromination, 1,2-dibromoalkanes, periodic acid, alkenes, aromatic amines

ID: J66-Y2009-3200