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Aromatic electrophilic substitution. A different light on the bromination of benzene.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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My previous post related to the aromatic electrophilic substitution of benzene using as electrophile phenyl diazonium chloride. Another prototypical reaction, and again one where benzene is too inactive for the reaction to occur easily, is the catalyst-free bromination of benzene to give bromobenzene and HBr. 

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