Regioselective heterohalogenation of 4-halo-anisoles via a series of sequential ortho-aluminations and electrophilic halogenations

Benjamin Grant Conway, Elaine Crosbie, Alan Kennedy, Robert E. Mulvey, Stuart D. Robertson

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As the aluminate base [LiAl(TMP)(2)(iBu)(2)] 1 displays halogen tolerance towards substituted aromatics, 4-halo-anisoles have been ortho-aluminated and electrophilically quenched to form synthetically useful multi-heterohalogenated anisoles, with the Al intermediates along the route structurally defined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4674-4676
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • halogen tolerance
  • heterohalogenation

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