Friedel Crafts alkylation of arenes

by James

Description: In the presence of a catalyst such as FeCl3 or AlCl3 treatment of an aromatic with an alkyl chloride provides an aromatic alkane. This reaction is called “Friedel-Crafts alkylation” .
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xavier May 22, 2013 at 1:43 am

in example 2, I thought aryl halides didn’t react in Friedel crafts alkylation?

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james May 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm

They generally don’t occur when meta-directing groups are present, but FC alkylations are possible when a single halogen atom is present.

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