In the absence of any added base in ionic liquids [Bmim][BF4], benzotriazole replaces the halogen atom of an a-halogenated ketone or a-halogenated carboxylic ester to give the corresponding N-1-substituted benzotriazole as the only isomer, and 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene reacted similarly with benzotriazole to afford the N-1-substituted benzotriazole in a good yield. Alkyl halides reacted regioselectively to afford the N-1-alkylbenzotriazole in ratios of more than 15 to 1 over the N-2-isomer.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2004|
- ionic liquid