What happens if sulphonation of phenol is carried out at a high temperature?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 28th Mar, 2014, 09:18: AM

Expert Answer:

If sulphonation of phenol is carried out at a high temperature 4-phenol sulphonic acid is obtained.i.e the para isomer is the major product.

Phenol                               4-Phenolsulphonic acid(major product)

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2014, 11:18: AM