Iodination and chlorination of aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons with iodine monochloride in aqueous sulfuric acid

V. K. Chaikovskii, V. D. Filimonov

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons when treated with iodine monochloride in water solutions of sulfuric acid afford iodo-and chloroderivatives. Biphenyl, fluorene, acenaphthene, 1-nitronaphthalene undergo iodination. Naphthalene furnishes a mixture of iodo-and chloroderivatives, prevailing the latter. Anthracene and phenanthrene provide only chlorinated products. The iodine monochloride in the sulfuric acid is a stronger iodinating agent than in acetonitrile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1130-1133
Number of pages4
JournalRussian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2001


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  • Organic Chemistry

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