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Aqueous Bromination Method for the Synthesis of Industrially-Important Intermediates Catalyzed by Micellar Solution of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)
- Kumar, Lalit, Mahajan, Tanu, Agarwal, Dau Dayal
- Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2012 v.51 no.5 pp. 2227-2234
- ambient temperature, aromatic compounds, bromination, bromine, engineering, sodium dodecyl sulfate, solvents, surfactants
- The reaction of molecular bromine in water catalyzed by micellar solution of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) at room temperature with several aromatics instantaneously resulted in high-yield conversion to the industrially important mono-, di-, and tribrominated aromatic intermediates in excellent yields (91–99%) and purity (>99%). A simple workup procedure and the recovery of surfactant have been described. The entire process uses no organic solvent and generates absolute zero effluent and is, therefore, a ‘green’ alternative for the industrial bromination.