ChemInform Abstract: Benzylic Bromination of Toluene Derivatives with Boron Tribromide.

Synthetic Communications (Impact Factor: 0.93). 10/2010; 40(7):998-1003. DOI: 10.1080/00397910903029917


A facile method for the benzylic bromination of toluene derivatives was developed. Various substituted toluenes were brominated with boron tribromide as bromine source in carbon tetrachloride at room temperature, affording their corresponding benzyl bromides in good yields.

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