Phenyltrimethylammonium tribromide is used as brominating reagent for 1,2-addition of bromine to the double bond of α,β-unsaturated compounds.
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Reagent for the selective ɑ-bromination of acetals with good stability and solubility in organic solvents such as THF: Tetrahedron Lett., 24 (1959); Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr., 1822 (1961); 90 (1962). For example of use in a one-pot ɑ-bromoacetalization of carbonyl compounds in high yields, see: Synthesis, 309 (1982).
For example of selective ɑ-monobromination of ketones, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 175 (1988). Silyl enol ethers are also ɑ-brominated with this reagent to give ɑ-bromo enones: Synlett, 651 (1994).
Tosylhydrazones have been oxidized to N-alkenyl-N'-tosyldiazenes: J. Org. Chem., 39, 826 (1974).
Catalyses the aziridination of alkenes by Chloramine-T trihydrate, A12044: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 6844 (1998).
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H314-H318
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