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Synthesis Of Tetrabromobisphenol A

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048016D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cox, R Jones, CR Shamouilian, S [+details]

Abstract

Tetrabromobisphenol A and its derivatives are widely used as flame retardant components in industrially useful resins, for example, laminating resins for printed circuit boards. Using N-bromosuccinimide, an easily handled brominating agent, this compound can be prepared in yields greater than 90% at room temperature and in high purity.