Conversion of alcohols to alkyl bromides using PBr3

by James

Description: Treatment of a primary or secondary alcohol with PBr3 results in alkyl bromides.
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Debopriyo chakraborty January 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

this is most useful specially for the student of class xi &xii

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Roberto Cipriano February 21, 2012 at 1:57 am

Your reaction with PBr3 and the 2ndary alcohol is incorrect, I believe. Shouldn’t that be a Br instead of an OH in the product?

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james February 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Yes, thanks for pointing out the error! fixed!

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alex jones December 11, 2013 at 1:27 am

will this reaction occur if it’s a tertiary alcohol?

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