Preparation of acetophenone by Friedal Craft's acylation

Acetyl chloride reacts with benzene in presence of anhydrous aluminium chloride to form acetophenone.


(ii) By distillation of a mixture of calcium benzoate and calcium acetate.

Friedel crafts reaction.JPG

(iii) By methylation of benzaldehyde with diazomethane.

C6H5CHO + CH2N2 ————> C6H5COCH3 + N2

(iv) By treating benzoyl chloride with dimethyl cadmium.

2C6H5COCl + (CH3)2Cd ————> 2C6H5COCH3 + CdCl2

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