A synthetic approach towards novel alkyl 4,5-dibromo-2-methylbenzoate derivatives

  • Gauna G
  • Cobice D
  • Awruch J
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Abstract

Alkyl 4,5-dibromo-2-methylbenzoate derivatives 16-18 were synthesized from 1,2-dibromo-4-alkoxymethyl-5-methylbenzene 2-4 in the presence of catalytic amounts of NBS as a radical initiator. Only primary ether derivatives rendered the corresponding esters. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Arenes
  • Esters
  • Ethers
  • N-Bromosuccinimide
  • Oxidation

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Authors

  • Gabriela Alejandra Gauna

  • Diego Cobice

  • Josefina Awruch

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