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Addition of Halogens to Dienes

Like the addition of hydrogen halides to conjugated dienes, halogens add to dienes via direct and conjugate addition pathways:

addition of X2 to dienes

The major products are usually the more stable, conjugate addition products with the more stable E configuration of C=C.

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