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Britest Limited Process Understanding Day

Dr Will Watson Technical Director at Scientific Update Ltd has had an enjoyable few days at the Britest Limited Process Understanding Day in Cheshire. Will was asked to talk about Scientific Update and why companies should invest in their employees professional development. He also highlighted our range of training courses and conferences that we offer to organic chemists worldwide. 

Syntactic fantastic: A practical, ortho- selective mono-halogenation and phenylselenation of phenols by direct C-H halogenation.

The direct halogenation of phenols using electrophilic halogenating reagents such as NBS are frequently used to prepare halogenated phenols. The problem with this method is that selectivity can often be low- the ortho– isomer is usually the minor component in a statistical mixture due to steric and electronic effects, and over reaction to give polyhalogenated

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