Synlett 2011(9): 1331-1332  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259949
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N-Benzyl-DABCO Tribromide

Marjan Ghasemzadeh*
Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, P.O. Box 91775-1436, Iran
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Publication Date:
20 April 2011 (online)


Organic ammonium tribromides are of high molecular weight, stable, crystalline solids, and capable to release a stoichiometric amount of bromine (where small quantities of bromine are necessary for microscale reactions). [¹] N-Benzyl-DABCO tribromide (NBDTB) is an efficient, stable, and cheap solid reagent, which is quite soluble in methanol, dichloromethane, and dimethylsulfoxide, but insoluble in most nonpolar or less polar solvents, such as n-hexane and diethyl ether.² N-Benzyl-DABCO tribromide can be readily prepared from DABCO and benzyl bromide, followed by treatment with liquid bromine. [³]

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