Convenient ring-bromination of alkylnaphthalenes using N-bromosuccinimide in acetonitrile

Andrew N. Cammidge, Karen V. Crepy, Matthieu Fugier

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1-Alkyl- and 2-alkylnaphthalenes are conveniently brominated in the 4-and 1-positions respectively using N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) in acetonitrile. The reactions are easy to perform and give higher chemical yields and better regioselectivity compared to brominations employing bromine/dichloromethane.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4159-4162
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 1997

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