Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Bromination of aromatic alkanes to give alkyl bromides

Description: When treated with N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) and light (hv) alkyl groups adjacent to aromatic groups will be converted into alkyl bromides.

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Org. Synth. 1932, 12, 12

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.012.0012

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Org. Synth. 1949, 29, 38

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.029.0038

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Org. Synth. 1940, 20, 92

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.020.0092

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Org. Synth. 1954, 34, 82

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.034.0082

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Org. Synth. 1953, 33, 96

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.033.0096

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Org. Synth. 1964, 44, 30

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.044.0030

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Org. Synth. 1966, 46, 81

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.046.0081

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