How is iodination of benzene difficult?

Asked by deepthy13jgd | 26th May, 2014, 10:30: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Fluorination and iodination of arenes are rarely performed.
  • Iodination is also slow and has an unfavourable equilibrium constant.
  • For iodination oxidising agent like nitric acid is required which oxidises the iodine to iodonium ion.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 27th May, 2014, 09:45: AM