Photodebromination of Bromothiophenes

Alfred T. Jeffries, Cyril Párkányi
1976 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. B, A journal of chemical sciences  
UV irradiation of 2-bromothiophene or 3-bromothiophene in various organic solvents produces thiophene as one of the reaction products. The likely mechanism in the case of 2-bromothiophene involves the formation of a π-complex between the thienyl radical and the bromine atom.
doi:10.1515/znb-1976-0314 fatcat:2fwgwrixc5bq5mlxksy3l3rjxa