Bromine is polarised and, thereby, activated by zinc chloride as
a Lewis acid. It can attach itself in an ionic manner to the
toluene nucleus via several complex intermediate stages. Following
a dehydrobromination, bromotoluene is formed, i.e. the product of
bromination in the nucleus.
In the absence of a catalyst and under the influence of light,
however, side-chain bromination takes place via radical
intermediate stages. The reaction can be controlled in a targeted
manner by varying the reaction conditions.
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- Stable and safe setup due to solid stand material
- Brominate toluene using bromine.
- Change the reaction conditions to optimize your results.
- Distillate the resulting mixture.
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