I’m working on a synthesis problem that requires me to draw the arrow mechanism for the second half of the Sandmeyer reaction. Basically it’s the halogenation of an aryl diazonium compound. Typically it’s done using a copper catalyst, but it can also be done using just potassium or sodium iodide. Problem is, I can’t find any reference showing how this works in an arrow pushing mechanism. Does anyone know where I could find an example to show me how it works?
You can find the mechanism of this reaction in the book of Organic Mechanisms: Reactions, Stereochemistry and Synthesis, written by Reinhard Bruckner page 243-247. The initiating reaction also shown very clearly.