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Friedel-Crafts Acylation

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  • Friedel-Crafts acylation is the reaction of benzene and substituted benzenes with acid chlorides in the presence of a Lewis acid catalyst. The net reaction is an electrophilic aromatic substitution.

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    mechanism:

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    Step 2:

    see also acylium ion, Friedel-Crafts alkylation, Fries rearrangement