Modifying Benzene—Aromatic Substitution
Lecture no. 21 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Build on your understanding of aromatics by investigating a very useful class of reactions: electrophilic aromatic substitution. What’s the general mechanism by which these reactions occur? What are some of the many modifications chemists can make to benzene—and how can these already modified benzenes be further modified? What role did this reaction play in the synthesis of one of the most infamous organic compounds of all time, DDT?