Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

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

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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Real-Life Examples:

Org. Synth. 1956, 36, 40

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.036.0040

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Org. Synth. 1965, 45, 47

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.045.0047

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6 thoughts on “SN2 reaction between azide ion and alkyl halides to give alkyl azides

  1. Hello! Wonderful summary sheets, I really appreciate the straightforward explanations. I think there’s a typo on this page, the last example shows a bromide where the azide should attach, right?

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