Microflow photo-radical chlorination of cycloalkanes

Hiroshi Matsubara, Yoshiko Hino, Masashi Tokizane, Ilhyong Ryu*

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Photo-initiated radical chlorination of cycloalkanes was investigated using microflow reactors. Under natural light, microflow chlorination of cyclohexane with molecular chlorine proceeded well to give chlorocyclohexane with high selectivity for single-chlorination. Single-chlorination reaction of cycloalkanes with sulfuryl chloride can also be successfully carried out using a microflow reactor under irradiation using a 15. W black light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2011


  • Microreactor
  • Molecular chlorine
  • Photoreaction
  • Radical chlorination
  • Sulfuryl chloride


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