Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Friedel Crafts alkylation of arenes

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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3 thoughts on “Friedel Crafts alkylation of arenes

    1. 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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