Does phenol and benzaldehyde undergo Friedal crafts alkylation/acylation reactions ?How?If no why not?

Asked by DIPTI PRIYA | 5th Feb, 2011, 01:22: PM

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No, phenol and benzaldehyde do not facilitate the reaction because the Lewis acid catalyst coordinates with one of the lone pairs of electrons present on oxygen of -OH or CHO groups.

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Answered by  | 6th Feb, 2011, 09:27: AM

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