aromatics

Synthesis (7): Reaction Map of Benzene and Related Aromatic Compounds

Synthesis (7): Reaction Map of Benzene and Related Aromatic Compounds

November 19, 2018

Let’s map out all of the reactions we’ve learned in this section on aromatic rings + substituents. Also included is a few reactions we actually haven’t covered yet – such as diazonium salt form…

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Aromatic Synthesis (2) – Polarity Reversal

Aromatic Synthesis (2) – Polarity Reversal

October 22, 2018

Quick summary: pay close attention to reactions that change ortho-, para- directors into meta- directors, and vice versa! Last time we talked about the importance of choosing the correct “order of operations&…

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Rules For Aromaticity

Rules For Aromaticity

February 23, 2017

In the last post we introduced the concept of aromaticity, a property of some unusually stable organic molecules such as benzene. Although some aromatic molecules are indeed fragrant (hello, vanillin! ) the term &#…

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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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