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    The bromination of furfural with two moles of bromine in the presence of two moles of aluminum chloride gives 4,5-dibromofurfural as a solid product.

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    When furfural is brominated with two moles of bromine in dichloroethane without the aluminum chloride the main portion of the product is converted to a tar and only a very small yield of 5-bromofurfural is obtained.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 6, pp. 1079–1080, June, 1965

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Gol'dfarb, Y.L., Tarasova, L.D. Bromination products of furfural. Russ Chem Bull 14, 1041–1042 (1965).

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