Write Friedel -crafts alkylation and acylation ...

Write Friedel -crafts alkylation and acylation reaction .
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Vrunda Desai 1 year, 4 months ago

Friedel–Crafts alkylation involves the alkylation of an aromatic ring with an alkyl halide using a strong Lewis acid, such as aluminium chloride, ferric chloride, or other MXn reagent, as catalyst.[6] The general mechanism for tertiary alkyl halides is shown below.[7] Mechanism for the Friedel Crafts alkylation For primary (and possibly secondary) alkyl halides, a carbocation-like complex with the Lewis acid, [R(+)---(X---MXn)(–)] is more likely to be involved, rather than a free carbocation.

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