Author Topic: solvent for Friedel-Craft?  (Read 1545 times)

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lunatic_asylum

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solvent for Friedel-Craft?
« on: August 26, 2001, 07:32:00 AM »
Does anybody knows a solvent for Friedel-Craft. I think Nitrobenzene should work, but if there is a less poison one I would be very lucky. I have read in an article that they used Diethylether?! I think the etherstructure would be destroyed through the aluminium chloride. Wouldn´t it?!
 

Rhodium

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Re: solvent for Friedel-Craft?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2001, 10:54:00 AM »
Osmium says that dichloromethane would work. Otherwise, inert hydrocarbons (like pet ether) should work I think.

obituary

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Re: solvent for Friedel-Craft?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2001, 11:44:00 AM »
you would only have to use more of the lewis acid because it would form complexes with the ethers/other electron donators.  but it shouldn't actually hurt the yeilds a whole lot if any.