How to convert benzene to acetophenone? Discuss the mechanism of the reaction.

Asked by Aishwarya Asthana | 19th Mar, 2014, 03:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Reaction of benzene with acetyl chloride in the presence of a Lewis acid such as (anhydrous aluminum chloride ,AlCl3) produces acetophenone.

Mechanism of Fridel crafts acylation od benzene to form acetophenone is as follows:

Answered by  | 19th Mar, 2014, 05:05: PM

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