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Aromatic Synthesis (3) – Sulfonyl Blocking Groups

Aromatic Synthesis (3) – Sulfonyl Blocking Groups

November 26, 2018

I Just Want The ORTHO- Product, Thank You Question: Just how selective are ortho- para, directors for the ortho- and para- products, respectively? There are two ortho positions and one para. All else being equ…

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Reaction Friday: Friedel Crafts Acylation

Reaction Friday: Friedel Crafts Acylation

March 2, 2012

Today’s Reaction Friday is about the Friedel Crafts acylation of benzene and other aromatics, an important example of electrophilic aromatic substitution. One thing I forgot to say at the bottom is that there…

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Reagent Friday: Aluminum Chloride (AlCl3)

Reagent Friday: Aluminum Chloride (AlCl3)

July 22, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Note: there’s going to be an exciting announcement within the next little whi…

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