New Convenient Oxidation of 1,2-Diarylethenes and 1,2-Diaryl-1,2-dibromoethanes to 1,2-Diarylethanediones by Sulfuric Acid-Based Reagents

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1,2-Diarylethenes are readily oxidized to corresponding 1,2-diarylethanediones by boiling in a mixture of sulfuric and acetic acids with addition of bromine, iodine, or hydrohalic acids and their salts. The first oxidation stage involves electrophilic addition of a halogen at the double bond. 1,2-Diaryl-1,2-dibromoethanes are oxidized to corresponding 1,2-diarylethanediones in the presence of the same compounds, as well as of sodium sulfite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1004
Number of pages4
JournalRussian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996


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