Chlorination of Arenes to give Chloroarenes

by James

Description: Treatment of an aromatic (such as benzene) with chlorine (Cl2) and a Lewis acid such as AlCl3 or FeCl3 leads to formation of the chlorinated aromatic.
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Mohammed Sharif February 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

Aren’t the examples reactions para-attacks, not ortho?

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James February 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Yes they are – there’s a note next to the example saying (+ ortho) meaning that they also give the ortho product, but it’s not shown.

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