Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents
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2010. Balz-Schiemann Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 44:185–190.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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In this reaction, a fluorine atom is introduced into aromatic rings through the thermal decomposition of diazonium tetrafluoroborate by diazotization of the corresponding aromatic amines. This reaction is generally known as the Balz–Schiemann reaction. This reaction is especially important for synthesizing the specifically fluorinated aromatic compounds, of which the decomposition in the absence of solvent normally affords a fairly good yield of aromatic fluorides. The Balz–Schiemann reaction has been extensively reviewed and has been found useful in the preparation of aromatic halides.
- aromatic halides;
- fluorinated aromatic compounds