Friedel-Crafts reaction



[free-del-krafts, -krahfts] /friˈdɛlˈkræfts, -ˈkrɑfts/

noun
1.
a reaction for the synthesis of hydrocarbons and ketones by the alkylation or acylation of an aromatic compound in the presence of a catalyst, typically anhydrous aluminum chloride.

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