Toluene + bromine

  1. I mixed toulene + bromine and dichloromethane together, to see if a reaction occurs(decolourizes). However, i read in my lab manual that this test should be negative for aromatics. So is toluene suppose to be negative as well? If so i think something went wrong with my experiment. Thanks.
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  3. GCT

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    What they meant by aromatic was probably benzene, toulene will react with bromine under appropriate conditions, for instance through a light catalyzed pathway...however its the methyl group which will react, not the aromatic ring.
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