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Regioselective chlorination and oxidizing reagentN-Chlorosuccinimide is used as a chlorinating agent, mild oxidant and swimming pool disinfectant. It is used in the microdetermination of hydrazine salts by titrimetry as well as in the detection of arsenic in the +3 oxidative state. It is also employed in the production of rubber additives. Further, it is used as pharmaceutical intermediate and antibiotic drugs intermediate.
Source of positive chlorine in chlorination and oxidation reactions.
Methyl ketones may be monochlorinated via their Li enolates: J. Org. Chem., 49, 1286 (1984). For the ɑ-chlorination of acid chlorides formed in situ, see: Tetrahedron Lett., 3235 (1974). For chlorination of deactivated anilines, see: Synthesis, 669 (1985).
In the presence of triphenylphosphine or triphenyl phosphite, converts alcohols to alkyl chlorides stereospecifically with inversion: Tetrahedron Lett., 3937 (1973). For a review, see: Org. React., 29, 1 (1983). Amides have been prepared by treatment of a carboxylic acid with NCS/PPh3 followed by an amine: Synth. Commun., 25, 959 (1995).
With dimethyl sulfide, forms the Corey-Kim reagent, a mild, selective oxidant for alcohols. For a review, see: Synthesis, 857 (1990); for tabulated examples, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 220 (1988).
Primary alcohols are oxidized cleanly to aldehydes using NCS and a catalytic amount of TEMPO, A12733 under phase-transfer conditions: J. Org. Chem., 61, 7452 (1996).
NCS in ether is a convenient alternative to hypochlorite for the conversion of amines to N-chloroamines, for use, e.g. in the Hofmann-Loeffler reaction, see: Chem. Ber., 88, 883 (1955).
Yu, J.; Shin, G. A.; Oh, B. S.; Kye, J. I.; Yoon, J. N-chlorosuccinimide as a novel agent for biofouling control in the polyamide reverse osmosis membrane process. Desalination 2015, 357, 1-7.
Ravi, C.; Chandra Mohan, D.; Adimurthy, S. N-Chlorosuccinimide-Promoted Regioselective Sulfenylation of Imidazoheterocycles at Room Temperature. Org. Lett. 2014, 16 (11), 2978-2981.
Hazard Statements: H302-H314-H335-H500
Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. May form combustible dust concentrations in air
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P312-P330-P363-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant