We were the first to telomerize ethylene with bromoform, initiated either by benzoyl peroxide or by the systems: Fe(CO)5+DMF and Fe(CO)5+hexametapol.
In the studied reaction the CHBr3 reacts mainly at the C-Br bond to give the telomer homologs CHBr2(CH2CH2)Br (n = 1, 2).
As side products we isolated 1,1,1,3-tetrabromopropane and 1,3,3,5-tetrabromopentane, whose formation is apparently related to the partial reaction of the CHBr3 at the C-H bond.
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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 3, pp. 635–637, March, 1979.
The authors are indebted to V. I. Dostovalova for taking and discussing the13C NMR spectra.
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Vasil'eva, T.T., Trapeznikova, G.A. & Nelyubin, B.V. Telomerization of ethylene with bromoform. Russ Chem Bull 28, 588–590 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00924842
- Side Product
- Benzoyl Peroxide