When phenol is passed through c02 and h2so4 what is formed

Asked by Pratik | 12th Oct, 2015, 12:35: PM

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The given structure of phenol is incorrect.
 
Sodium phenoxide reacts with CO2 in the presence of acid such as H2SO4 as follows:
 
This is called as Kolbe's carboxylation of phenols.
 
 
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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 12th Oct, 2015, 02:05: PM

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