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Title: Catalytic Dehalogenation of Highly Chlorinated Benzenes and Aroclors Using PdCl2(dppf) and NaBH4: Efficiency, Selectivity, and Base Support
Authors: Lassová, L.
Lee, H.K. 
Hor, T.S.A. 
Issue Date: 29-May-1998
Source: Lassová, L.,Lee, H.K.,Hor, T.S.A. (1998-05-29). Catalytic Dehalogenation of Highly Chlorinated Benzenes and Aroclors Using PdCl2(dppf) and NaBH4: Efficiency, Selectivity, and Base Support. Journal of Organic Chemistry 63 (11) : 3538-3543. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Reported herein is a convenient one-pot system that can dehalogenate highly chlorinated benzenes at room temperature with reasonable conversion rates using PdCl2(dppf) (dppf = 1,1′-bis-(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene) as catalyst, NaBH4 as reducing agent, TMEDA (N,N,N',N'-tetra-methyl-1,2-ethylenediamine) as supporting base, and THF as solvent. Total conversion of substrate to less chlorinated isomers is achieved within 200 h when hexachloro-, pentachloro-, and tetrachlorobenzenes are used. Degradation to benzene is not achievable, but the efficiency shown in the partial dechlorination is encouraging. A pronounced selectivity is accomplished with removal of meta-substituted chlorines being preferred over ortho- or para-substituted Cl atoms. The sequence in which reagents are added is also critical, thus indicating a protective role of the base. The effectiveness of the method was tested on the PCB mixtures Aroclor 1242, 1248, and 1254. Dechlorination efficiency at 67 °C is satisfactory.
Source Title: Journal of Organic Chemistry
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/93239
ISSN: 00223263
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