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Thu February 28, 2008 By:

benzene to t-butyl alcohol

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Mon March 03, 2008

1.benzene is converted to chlorobenzene and than treated with (CH3)3CONa to give C6H5O(CH3)3

which on treatment with HI gives (CH3)3CCl and phenol. (CH3)3CCl + aq KOH(CH3)3COH+ KCl

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