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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.

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    see also Friedel-Crafts acylation