Mild and Efficient Vicinal Dibromination of Olefins Mediated by Aqueous Ammonium Fluoride

Wing Hin Ng, Tony K.M. Shing, Ying Yeung Yeung

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Abstract

A mild and efficient vicinal dibromination of olefins has been developed by using saturated aqueous ammonium fluoride solution as the promoter. Inexpensive and commercially available N -bromosuccinimide (NBS) was used as the brominating reagent. The corresponding vicinal dibromoalkanes could be obtained in good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalSynlett
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • N -bromosuccinimide
  • dibromination
  • halogen
  • metal-free
  • olefins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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