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By John D. Hepworth

This ebook offers an updated and accomplished account of fragrant chemistry. a sequence of chapters describes the synthesis and reactions of the most important sensible derivatives of benzene and the extra universal polycyclic structures. The techniques 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 help knowing.

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Thus, tert-butylbenzene is nitrated faster than toluene. This picture is somewhat generalized, since there are some exceptions. 16) is at a maximum tert-but ylbenzene. for a methyl group and has been offered as an explanation for these anomalies. 5 The Effects of Multiple Substitution In general, the effects of two substituents on the orientation and rate of electrophilic substitution are additive. The best product selectivity occurs when the two substituents are working together, but unfortunately this is not always the case.

Nitration of toluene occurs about 25 times faster than that of benzene under similar conditions. It leads to a 2:l mixture of 2- and 4-nitrotoluenes; only about 5% of the product is the 3-isomer (remember there are two ortho positions but only one para position). The more efficient the alkyl group is at releasing electrons, the greater is the stabilization of the intermediate carbocation and the rate of electrophilic attack. Thus, tert-butylbenzene is nitrated faster than toluene. This picture is somewhat generalized, since there are some exceptions.

However, no such structure can be drawn following meta attack and so the cation derived from this mode of attack is not additionally stabilized. 2. Notice that even attack at the meta position has a lower activation energy than does benzene. 2 Energy profile for electrophilic attack on methoxybenzene at the ortho, meta and para positions compared with benzene It should therefore be no surprise that the nitration of methoxybenzene is easier and faster than that of benzene and yields essentially only the 1,2- and 1,4-isomers (in almost equal amounts).

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