Bromobenzene is used as solvent in organic synthesis. It is used to prepare the phenylmagnesium bromide, a Grignard reagent, an intermediate in the preparation of benzoic acid by reacting with carbon dioxide. It is a precursor for making phencyclidine. It is useful for the introduction of phenyl group through palladium-catalyzed coupling reactions viz. the Suzuki reaction.
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Zhang, X.; Borjian, S.; Baird, M. C. An unusual product distribution from the reaction of Pd(η3-1-PhC3H4)(η5-C5H5) with a deficiency of PPh3 in the presence of bromobenzene. Transition Met. Chem. 2015, 40 (2), 125-129.
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