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Synthesis of Azobenzenes Using N-Chlorosuccinimide and 1,8-Diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU)

Alford Antoine John and Qing Lin*

*Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260-3000, United States, Email:

A. A. John, Q. Lin, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 9873-9876.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01530


Treatment of anilines with N-chlorosuccinimide and 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene enables a convenient one-step procedure for the synthesis of symmetrical azobenzenes in good yields in minutes.

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Key Words

azo compounds, NCS

ID: J42-Y2017