A method for the direct bromination of hydrocarbons with Br2 using a ubiquitous and inexpensive catalyst is highly desirable. Herein, we report the selective mono-bromination of hydrocarbons in good yield using Li2MnO3 as a catalyst under irradiation with a fluorescent room light. This new catalyst can be recycled. The effect of light was investigated using action spectra, which revealed that the reaction occurred on the surface of the catalyst.
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