Wohl-Ziegler Reaction

Schematic representation of the Wohl-Ziegler Reaction.
Mechanism of the Wohl-Ziegler Reaction
Mechanism of the Wohl-Ziegler Reaction
Sample reactions
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NBS
CCl4
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NBS
CCl4
10 °C, 3 h
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CuBr, BzOOt-Bu
MeCN
-23 to 50 °C, 14 h, 62%
"Also isolated was the desired exocyclic allylic bromide (15 % yield, see next step)."
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Bz2O2, NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 6 h, 71%
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Bz2O2, NBS
CCl4
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AIBN, NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 2 h, 95%
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Bz2O2, NBS
CCl4
Reflux
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Br2
CCl4
RT, 20 min, 63%
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Br2
CCl4
RT, 2 h
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Br2
CCl4
Reflux, 3.5 h
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Br2
CCl4
Reflux, 30 min, 93%
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Br2
CCl4
Reflux, , 96%
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AIBN, NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 3 h, 78%
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NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 12 h, 92%
"The starting material is obtained in 5 steps from acenaphthene, see: Chem. Ber. 1963, 96, 1098."
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Bz2O2, NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 15 h, 100%
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AIBN, NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 45 min, 77%
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NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 3 h, 90%
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