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Communication | Special issue | Vol 70, No. 1, 2006, pp.129-133
Published online, 10th October, 2006
DOI: 10.3987/COM-06-S(W)41
Investigation of the Bromination of Tetrahydrobenzimidazoles

Carl J. Lovely,* Yong He, Heather M. Fenton, and H. V. Rasika Dias*

*Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington, 502 Yates Street, Arlington, TX 76019, U.S.A.


During an investigation of the bromination of tetrahydrobenzimidazoles, an interesting dimerization reaction was observed. This dimerization pathway can be attenuated by conducting the reaction in the presence of silica gel.