Albright, Lyle F. Department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Substitution halogenation
- Addition halogenation
- Halogenation of aromatics
- Halogenations with hydrogen halides
- Miscellaneous halogenating agents
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A chemical reaction or process which results in the formation of a chemical bond between a halogen atom and another atom. Reactions resulting in the formation of halogen-carbon bonds are especially important, and the emphasis in this article is primarily on such reactions. The halogenated compounds produced are employed in many ways, for example, as solvents, intermediates for numerous chemicals, plastic and polymer intermediates, insecticides, fumigants, sterilants, refrigerants, additives for gasoline, and materials used in fire extinguishers. See also: Halogen elements
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