Regarding Benzene reactions - I am unsure of how the answer came to be solved

asked by @elianas4 • over 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts

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Hey Eliana! I have tried to explain the whole mechanism below. Step 1 is basically Friedel craft acylation of benzene by subsequent Clemenson's Reduction in step-2. In step 3, carboxylic acid is converted to acid halide. Then, again in step 4, it is an intramolecular Friedel-Craft alkylation. In last step it is simply nitration of aromatic ring using HNO3 in the presence of H2SO4.

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Hope you find it helpful :-)

answered by @abdullah • over 1 year ago