Vibrating_Lights (Hive Addict)
06-06-03 09:11
No 438181
      P-DCB from DI chloro benzene  Bookmark   

Can one take P dichlorobenzene and react it with MeCN to give P Dicyanobenzene.  ??

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(Hive Addict)
06-06-03 10:04
No 438187
      MeCN won't probably work but alkalimetal ...  Bookmark   

MeCN won't probably work but alkalimetal cyanides should.

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06-06-03 20:54
No 438291
      maybe try CuCN  Bookmark   

Alkali cyanides generally don't convert aryl halides to nitriles, even activated ones. Anhydrous CuCN does react at 200C. Look at Organic Syntheses, CV 3, 212 (9-CYANOPHENANTHRENE) and Organic Syntheses, CV 3, 631 (a-NAPHTHONITRILE). Note that heavier halogens generally react better.
06-06-03 21:19
      Reacting with Alkali Cyanides
(Rated as: misinforming)
(Hive Addict)
06-08-03 16:50
No 438647
      Common name  Bookmark   

Is ther a more common name for  Dicyanobenzene

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(Chief Bee)
06-08-03 19:29
No 438670
      1,4-Benzodinitrile perhaps?  Bookmark   

1,4-Benzodinitrile perhaps?
(Hive Addict)
06-09-03 04:49
No 438739
      Who rated that post?  Bookmark   

And why was it misinforming? An explanation would be appreciated.
06-09-03 21:49
No 438885
      rating explanation  Bookmark   

Hey Aurelius, dunno who rated your post wink, but the reason is the following: diazonium ions are formed from aromatic AMINES and nitrous acid, not from aromatic HALIDES. Your idea should work, but you'd have to tetrazotize (i.e. diazotize twice) p-phenylenediamine.
(Hive Addict)
06-10-03 01:21
No 438930
      oh  Bookmark   

I think I need more sleep.  That's two very obvious misses I've made recently.

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