Heterogeneous dehalogenation of arylhalides in the presence of ionic liquids

Christian Andre Ohlin, Zoltan Beni, Gabor Laurenczy, Nuria Ruiz, Anna Masdeu-Bulto

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Dehydrohalogenation of haloaromatics in ionic liquids derived from ethylmethylimidazolium or similar salts has been performed using Pd-C, Pd(OAc)(2) and other catalysts using formate salts as a hydrogen source. In the ionic liquid [emim][BF4], chlorobenzene was dehalogenated by up to 40 , bromobenzene up to 25 and iodobenzene up to 41 in 2 h. Reactions in the absence of the ionic liquid were also performed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156 - 160
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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