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Introduction to the Chemistry of Alkyl Halides

ChemieOrganische ChemieHalogenalkane

This learning unit is an introduction to the chemistry of alkyl halides (haloalkanes): Typical reactions, nomenclature, physical properties, syntheses, as well as haloalkanes (alkyl halides) in nature, industry, and agriculture are topics of this learning unit.


  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels
  • Dr. Henry Hildebrandt


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Fundamentals of alkyl halides (haloalkanes).
  • Technological applications of alkyl halides.
  • Natural alkyl halides.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

alkyl halide, herbicide, fungicide, pesticide, CFC, insecticide, DDT