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Published February 1, 1956 | public
Journal Article

The Mechanism of Aminations of Halobenzenes


An elimination-addition mechanism, probably involving a "benzyne" intermediate, has been established for the rearrangements which often occur in the conversion of non-activated aryl halides to arylamines with metallic amides. The evidence for the "benzyne" intermediate was obtained through ^(14)C-tracer studies of rearrangements with halobenzenes and experiments designed to determine the role of the hydrogen atom located ortho to the displaced halogen atom.

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© 1956 American Chemical Society. Received August 22, 1955. Supported in part by the program of research of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. Presented in part at the Kansas City Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 24, 1954. Skinner Fellow of Mt. Holyoke College, 1953-1954; National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, 1954-1955.

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