Document Type : Research Article
Organic Synthesis Research Lab., Faculty of Chemistry, Tabriz University, Zip code 51664, Tabriz, I.R. IRAN
2-monobromomethyl 1,4-dihydropyridines is selectively synthesized by bromination of the parent compound by 1.1 equivalents of pyridinium bromide perbromide in dichloromethane/pyridine at -20 °C. The same reagent in dichloromethane at 0 °C produce the 2,6-bis(bromomethyl) 1,4-dihydropyridines.