Synthesis 2011(2): 347-351  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258367
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Hydrogen Peroxide or Peracetic Acid Mediated Self-Titrating α-Halogenation of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds

Ramulu Akula, Marc J. Galligan, Hasim Ibrahim*
Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Received 18 August 2010
Publication Date:
15 December 2010 (eFirst)

Abstract

Efficient oxidative α-halogenation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds has been achieved by employing a system comprising of sub-stoichiometric amounts of TiX4 (X = Cl, Br) in conjunction with environmentally benign hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or peracetic acid (MeCO3H) as the oxidants. The end point of the reaction is accompanied by a sharp colour change.

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