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Reactions of Benzene and its Derivatives. Chapter 22. Chapter 22. Reactions of Benzene. The most characteristic reaction of aromatic compounds is substitution at a ring carbon. This is Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) . Sulfonation:. H. S. O. 2. 4. S. O. S. O. H. 3. 3.

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Reactions of Benzene and itsDerivatives

Chapter 22

Chapter 22


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Reactions of Benzene

  • The most characteristic reaction of aromatic compounds is substitution at a ring carbon.

  • This is Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS).


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Sulfonation:

H

S

O

2

4

S

O

S

O

H

3

3

+

H

Benzenesulfonic acid

Alkylation:

A

l

X

3

R

X

H

X

R

+

+

H

An alkylbenzene

Acylation:

A

l

X

O

O

3

R

C

X

C

R

H

X

+

H

+

An acylbenzene

Reactions of Benzene


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22.1 Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

  • Electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS): a reaction in which a hydrogen atom of an aromatic ring is replaced by an electrophile.

  • To study

    • several common types of electrophiles.

    • how each is generated.

    • the mechanism by which each replaces hydrogen.


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A. Chlorination of Benzene

Step 1: formation of a chloronium ion.

Step 2: attack of the chloronium ion on the ring.


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Chlorination

Step 3: proton transfer regenerates the aromatic character of the ring.


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EAS: General Mechanism

  • A general mechanism:

  • General question: what is the electrophile and how is it generated ?


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Bromination of Benzene

  • Figure 22.1: Energy diagram for the bromination of benzene.


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B. Formation of the Nitronium Ion

  • Generation of the nitronium ion, NO2+ :

    • Step 1: proton transfer to nitric acid.

    • Step 2: loss of H2O gives the nitronium ion, a very strong electrophile.


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Nitration of Benzene

Step 1: attack of the nitronium ion (an electrophile) on the aromatic ring (a nucleophile).

Step 2: proton transfer regenerates the aromatic ring.


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Reduction of the Nitro Group

  • A particular value of nitration is that the nitro group can be reduced to a 1° amino group.

  • Reduction occurs with other reagents such as an active metal (Fe, Sn or Zn) in HCl.


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H

S

O

2

4

S

O

S

O

H

3

3

B

enzenesulfonic acid

Sulfonation of Benzene

  • Carried out using concentrated sulfuric acid containing dissolved sulfur trioxide.

  • Concentrated sulfuric acid containing dissolved sulfur trioxide is fuming sulfuric acid.

  • The sulfonation reaction is reversible whereas the halogenation and nitration reactions are not.

+

Benzene


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C. Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Benzene

  • Friedel-Crafts alkylation forms a new C-C bond between an aromatic ring and an alkyl group.


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Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

Step 1: formation of an alkyl cation as an ion pair.

Step 2: attack of the alkyl cation on the ring.

Step 3: proton transfer regenerates aromaticity.


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A

l

C

l

3

C

l

+

H

C

l

B

enzene

Isobutyl

tert-

Butylbenzene

chloride

C

H

C

H

C

H

3

3

3

+

-

C

H

C

H

C

H

-

C

l

A

l

C

l

C

H

C

-

C

H

-

C

l

-

A

l

C

l

C

H

C

A

l

C

l

3

2

3

3

2

3

3

4

C

H

3

I

s

o

b

u

t

y

l

c

h

l

o

r

i

d

e

a

m

o

l

e

c

u

l

a

r

a

n

i

o

n

p

a

i

r

c

o

m

p

l

e

x

Limitations on Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

  • There are three major limitations on Friedel-Crafts alkylations.

    1. carbocation rearrangements are common.

+

+

-

+

H


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Limitations on Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

2. F-C alkylation fails on benzene rings bearing one or more of these strongly electron-withdrawing groups.


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A

l

CH3

CH3

C

CH3

CH3

l

3

C

l

HCl

B

e

n

z

e

n

e

Limitations on Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

  • 3. Polyalkylation: An alkyl group added to the ring activates the ring and further alkylation occurs.

  • Limitations 1 & 3 do not apply to Friedel-Crafts Acylation reactions.

x

+

+


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Friedel-Crafts Acylation of Benzene

  • Friedel-Crafts acylation forms a new C-C bond between a benzene ring and an acyl group.


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C

l

R

-

C

C

l

A

l

-

C

l

O

(1)

••

••

C

l

+

••

An acyl

Aluminum

chloride

chloride

C

l

+

-

R

-

C

C

l

A

l

C

l

R

-

C

A

l

C

l

O

O

4

+

(2)

-

••

C

l

••

A molecular complex

A

n ion pair

with a positive charge

containing an

charge on chlorine

acylium ion

Friedel-Crafts Acylation

  • The electrophile is an acylium ion.


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complete valence

shells

R

-

C

R

-

C

The more important

contributing structure

Friedel-Crafts Acylation

  • an acylium ion is a resonance hybrid of two major contributing structures.

  • F-C acylations are free of two major limitation of F-C alkylations; acylium ions do not rearrange nor do they polyacylate.

  • +

    +

    :

    :

    O

    O

    :


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    Friedel-Crafts Acylation

    • A special value of F-C acylations is preparation of unrearranged alkylbenzenes.

    Wolff-Kishner reduction, pg 623


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    D. Other Aromatic Alkylations

    • Carbocations are also generated from alkenes and alcohols:

      • by treatment of an alkene with a protic acid, most commonly H2SO4, H3PO4, or HF/BF3,


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    H

    P

    O

    3

    4

    H

    O

    H

    O

    2

    2-Methyl-2-propanol

    2-Methyl-2-

    (

    tert-

    Butyl alcohol)

    phenylpropane

    (

    tert-

    Butylbenzene

    +

    +

    Benzene

    A

    l

    C

    l

    3

    Other Aromatic Alkylations

    • by treating an alkene with a Lewis acid,

    • and by treating an alcohol with H2SO4 or H3PO4.

    +

    Benzene

    Cyclohexene

    Phenylcyclohexane


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    Di- and Polysubstitution of Benzene

    • Orientation:

      • certain substituents direct preferentially to ortho & para positions; others to meta positions.

      • substituents are classified as either ortho-paradirectingor meta directingtoward further substitution.

    • Rate:

      • certain substituents cause the rate of a second substitution to be greater than that for benzene itself; others cause the rate to be lower.

      • substituents are classified as activating or deactivating toward further substitution.


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    Di- and Polysubstitution

    • -OCH3 is ortho-para directing.

    • -CO2H is meta directing.



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    Di- and Polysubstitution

    • From the information in Table 21.1, we can make these generalizations:

      • alkyl, phenyl, and all other substituents in which the atom bonded to the ring has an unshared pair of electrons are ortho-para directing; all other substituents are meta directing.

      • all ortho-para directing groups except the halogens are activating toward further substitution; the halogens are weakly deactivating.


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    22.2 A.Di- and Polysubstitution, Table 22.1

    • Orientation on nitration of monosubstituted benzenes.


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    Di- and Polysubstitution

    • the sequence of reactions is important.


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    B. Theory of Directing Effects

    • The rate of EAS is limited by the slowest step in the reaction.

    • For almost every EAS, the rate-determining step is attack of E+ on the aromatic ring to give a resonance-stabilized cation intermediate.

    • The more stable this cation intermediate, the faster the rate-determining step and the faster the overall reaction.


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    Theory of Directing Effects

    • For ortho-para directors, ortho-para attack forms a more stable cation than meta attack.

      • ortho-para products are formed faster than meta products.

    • For meta directors, meta attack forms a more stable cation than ortho-para attack

      • meta products are formed faster than ortho-para products.


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    Theory of Directing Effects

    • -OCH3 : events during an unfavored meta attack.

    Only three resonance structures and

    the cation never appears on oxygen.


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    Theory of Directing Effects

    • -OCH3 : events during a favored ortho-para attack.

    Four resonance structures here and

    the cation does appear on oxygen.


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    Theory of Directing Effects

    • -CO2H : events during a favored meta attack.

    The cation never appears adjacent to the (+) carbon of C=O.


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    Theory of Directing Effects

    • -CO2H : events during an unfavored ortho-para attack.

    The cation appears adjacent to a (+) carbon of C=O.


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    C. Activating-Deactivating Effects

    • Any resonance effect, such as that of -NH2, -OH, and -OR, that delocalizes the positive charge on the cation intermediate lowers the activation energy for its formation, and has an activating effect toward further EAS.

    • Any resonance or inductive effect, such as that of -NO2, -CN, -CO, and -SO3H, that decreases electron density on the ring deactivates the ring toward further EAS.


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    Activating-Deactivating

    • Any inductive effect, such as that of -CH3 or other alkyl group, that releases electron density toward the ring activates the ring toward further EAS.

    • Any inductive effect, such as that of halogen, -NR3+, -CCl3, or -CF3, that decreases electron density on the ring deactivates the ring toward further EAS.


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    Activating-Deactivating

    • for the halogens, the inductive and resonance effects run counter to each other, but the former is somewhat stronger with respect to deactivation.

    • the net effect is that halogens are deactivating but ortho-para directing.


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    Relative rates of EAS

    Relative rates of reaction for substituted benzenes compared to unsubstituted benzene.

    rel. rate

    Aniline 106 strongly activating NH2

    Toluene 25 weakly activating CH3

    Benzene 1 neutral

    Chlorobenzene 0.03 weakly deactivating Cl

    Nitrobenzene 10-6 strongly deactivating NO2


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    22.3 Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

    • Aryl halides do not undergo nucleophilic aromatic substitution (NAS) by either SN1 or SN2.

    • They do undergo nucleophilic substitutions, but by mechanisms quite different from those of nucleophilic aliphatic substitution.

    • There are two common mechanisms:

      • The benzyne mechanism.

      • The addition-elimination mechanism.

    • Nucleophilic aromatic substitutions are far less common than electrophilic aromatic substitutions.


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    A. Benzyne Intermediates

    • When heated under pressure with aqueous NaOH, chlorobenzene is converted to sodium phenoxide.

      • neutralization with HCl gives phenol.


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    Benzyne Intermediates

    • the same reaction with 2-chlorotoluene gives a mixture of ortho- and meta-cresol.

    • the same type of reaction can be brought about using of sodium amide in liquid ammonia.


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    Benzyne Intermediates

    • -elimination of HX gives a benzyne intermediate, that then adds the nucleophile to give products.

    Benzyne is unstable due to poor orbital overlap,

    brackets mean that this is a transient intermediate.


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    B. Addition-Elimination

    • when an aryl halide contains electron-withdrawing NO2 groups ortho and/or para to X, nucleophilic aromatic substitution takes place more readily.

    • neutralization with HCl gives the phenol.


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    Meisenheimer Complex

    • reaction involves a Meisenheimer complex intermediate.


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    Reaction of

    Benzene and its Derivatives

    End Chapter 22


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