Oxidation of α,β-enones and alkenes with oxone and sodium halides: A convenient laboratory preparation of chlorine and bromine

Academic Article


  • Mixtures of oxone and sodium chloride or sodium bromide afford solutions of chlorine or bromine, respectively. These solutions effectively add chlorine and bromine to α,β-enones and alkenes. The method affords improved yields of 3-alkyl-2-halo-2-cycloalkenones which are sometimes difficult to prepare.
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    Author List

  • Dieter RK; Nice LE; Velu SE
  • Start Page

  • 2377
  • End Page

  • 2380
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 14