Efficient and economic halogenation of aryl amines via arenediazonium tosylate salts

Young Min Lee, Mi Eun Moon, Vaishali Vajpayee, Victor D. Filimonov, Ki Whan Chi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)


Arenediazonium tosylate salts have been successfully employed as a new and efficient reagent in halogenation reactions. A novel and economic protocol has been developed for the bromination and chlorination of various anilines using arenediazonium tosylate salts. A wide variety of reaction conditions were studied in acetonitrile at either room temperature or 60 °C in the presence or absence of catalyst with good to excellent yields. A surprising result showed the formation of acetanilides as a major product of aniline and methyl-substituted aniline halogenations in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7418-7422
Number of pages5
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2010


  • Acetanilide
  • Aniline derivatives
  • Arenediazonium tosylate salt
  • Halogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Efficient and economic halogenation of aryl amines via arenediazonium tosylate salts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this