CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry - Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
how to convert benzene into cumene..??
Asked by 21st February 2009, 1:53 PM
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Benzene and propylene are compressed together to a pressure of 30 standard atmospheres at 250 °C (482° F) in presence of a catalyticLewis acid. Phosphoric acid is often favored over aluminium halides. Cumene is formed in the gas-phase Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene by propylene:
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