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Sandmeyer Reaction

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  • Each of the following three reactions of aromatic diazonium ions is called a Sandmeyer reaction.

    Each reaction, overall, is a nucleophilic substitution.

    None of the reactions, however, occurs in the absence of copper (I) ion, which is a reducing agent.  The mechanism of Sandmeyer reactions is not fully understood.