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Combining 2 concepts from sophmore organic chemistry (Sn2 and radical initiation)d

Posted by naturalproductman on July 11, 2015

The Finkesltein reaction is a straightforward Sn2 reaction – however, you don’t normally think of displacing an aromatic halide as an Sn2 reaction. Chao-Jun Li and co-workers at McGill University reported on the aromatic Finkelstein reaction using light.

 
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JACS paper

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