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Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

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

    eg:

    net reaction:

    mechanism:

    Step 1:

    Step 2:

    see also Friedel-Crafts acylation