Borodine – Hunsdiecker’s Reaction

For this reaction, a silver salt of an acid is treated with bromine in the presence of a non-polar solvent of CCl4, resulting in the formation of alkyl bromide/aryl bromide and CO2.

Substrate: Silver salt of an acid (RCOOAg)
Reagent: Bromine (Br2)
Solvent: CCl4 (non-polar medium: to prevent further reaction with solvent)

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