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Chlorination of Aromatic Compounds in Aqueous Media using N-Chlorosuccinimide

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemistry, JJTU Rajasthan, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 54-73, December,18 (2015)


A proficient/effective method for the synthesis of chlorinated arenes is revealed. The system involves the use of N-Chlorosuccinimide (NCS) as chlorinating and oxidizing agent in aqueous medium under mild conditions to chlorinate the aromatic compounds in virtuous to excellent yields (75-96 percent). The reagent system is efficient, organic solvent-free and easy to handle. N-Chlorosuccinimide is an advantageous reagent for aromatic halogenation, while at the same time, circumventing electrophilic addition of chlorine to a pi bond.


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