Direct bromination of hydrocarbons catalyzed by Li2MnO 3 under oxygen and photo-irradiation conditions

Yuta Nishina, Junya Morita, Bunsho Ohtani

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2158-2162
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 21 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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