SN2 reaction between azide ion and alkyl halides to give alkyl azides

by James

Description: Alkyl halides (or tosylates) will react with azide ions (such as NaN3 or KN3) in an SN2 reaction to give alkyl azides.
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Andres Vanegas

Is an alkyl halide formation possible from an alkyl azide?

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Yu Ji

Hi, thanks for the guide. very useful!

Mistake on Example #2: salt formed should be KCl, not NaCl.

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