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By John D. Hepworth

This ebook presents an updated and finished account of fragrant chemistry. a chain of chapters describes the synthesis and reactions of the foremost practical derivatives of benzene and the extra universal polycyclic structures. The suggestions of aromaticity and the mechanism of fragrant substitution are mentioned, as is using metals within the synthesis of fragrant compounds. all through, emphasis is put on mechanisms. labored difficulties and questions are supplied to assist realizing.

In addition to delivering fabric required through an undergraduate learning chemistry, Aromatic Chemistry is additionally excellent for commercial chemists looking to replace their wisdom of this significant element of chemistry.

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The methoxy group can exert only its -I effect in the meta position: the stronger +M effect dominates in the para position. Consequently, Ometa and opara have opposite signs for this group, indicating its electron-withdrawing and electron-donating ability, respectively . 5 Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution There are two distinct and major mechanisms by which a can be introduced into the aromatic ring. In one, the nucleophi at a ring carbon atom and this type is covered in detail below ond method depends on an electron-rich species behaving as a attacking at hydrogen.

Reaction of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (the antiseptic TCP) with HCHO yields hexachlorophene, a widely used germicide. 14 The dihydroxybenzenes or dihydric phenols 15-17 have trivial names as shown. 15). 2). 1,3-Dihydroxybenzene is prepared industrially by the alkali fusion of benzene- 1,3-disulfonic acid. 1,4-Dihydroxybenzene is prepared in large quantities for use as a photographic developer, one process being by the oxidation of aniline with manganese dioxide [manganese(IV) oxide] in sulfuric acid to give benzo-1,4-quinone, which is then reduced to 1,4dihydroxybenzene (hydroquinone, quinol).

Dichlorocarbene, :CCl,, is generated by the action of base on chloroform and this highly reactive electrophile then attacks the phenoxide. 12. 12 The Kolbe-Schmidt Reaction The phenoxide ion is sufficiently nucleophilic to be attacked by carbon dioxide, providing a useful method for the introduction of a carboxylic acid group; ortho carboxylation takes place at 120-140 "C. 13). 13 Phenols With Formaldehyde In aqueous alkaline solution, phenol reacts with formaldehyde (methanal) at low temperatures to form a mixture of 2- and 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohols.

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