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



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


Isaac Traynis

Mechanism is spelled Mecbanism. I’m an orthographist by night.


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