Environmentally Benign Electrophilic Halogenation of Naphthalenes by H2O2—Alkali Metal Halides in An Aqueous Cationic Micellar Media


An efficient and greener protocol for the synthesis of 1-halo-naphthols by the action of hydrogen peroxide and alkali metal halides in aqueous micellar media is been described in the present work. This is an environmentally clean and safe procedure, which involved insitu generation of the active halogen in presence of alkali halides. Cationic surfactants such as cetyltrimethylammoniumbromide (CTAB) and cetyltrimethylammoniumchloride (CTAC) were found to facilitate efficiency of halogenation in aqueous media.

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K. Reddy, S. Sana, K. Uppalaiah, K. Rajanna and P. Veerasomaiah, "Environmentally Benign Electrophilic Halogenation of Naphthalenes by H2O2—Alkali Metal Halides in An Aqueous Cationic Micellar Media," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 254-261. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.23034.

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