Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Back Cover: Halogen-Bond-Induced Activation of a Carbon–Heteroatom Bond (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 31/2011)
Strong halogen-bond donors can be used to activate carbon–halogen bonds, and in the extreme case heterolytic cleavage of the C-X bond results. In their Communication on page 7187 ff., S. M. Huber and co-workers report that activated benzhydryl bromide undergoes a Ritter-like reaction with acetonitrile to give N-benzhydryl acetamide.