Carbon Tetrabromide, Tetrabromomethane, CBr4
A facile synthesis of aryl carboxylic acids from aryl ketones by aerobic photooxidation using the inexpensive and easily handled CBr4 as catalyst is applicable to inert compounds under usual photo-irradiation conditions, and appears very attractive for the expansion of the Norrish Type I reaction.
S.-i. Hirashima, T. Nobuta, N. Tada, A. Itoh, Synlett, 2009, 2017-2019.
The presence of catalytic amounts of carbon tetrabromide enables an aerobic photooxidative cleavage of carbon-carbon triple bonds to carboxylic acids under photoirradiation.
T. Yamaguchi, T. Nobuta, Y. Kudo, S.-i. Hirashima, N. Tada, T. Miura, A. Itoh, Synlett, 2013, 24, 607-610.
A carbon tetrabromide mediated oxidative carbon-nitrogen bond formation of 2-aminopyridines or 2-aminopyrimidines with β-keto esters or 1,3-diones provides substituted imidazo[1,2-α]pyridines or imidazo[1,2-α]pyrimidines under mild and metal-free conditions.
C. Huo, J. Tang, H. Xie, Y. Wang, J. Dong, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 1016-1019.