Please help with this reaction and show the whole mechanism to predict the major product.
Friedel-Crafts reactions of aniline:
In a typical Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction a Lewis acid is needed to generate a better electrophile. Aniline does not undergo Friedel-Crafts alkylation because the amine will react with the Lewis acid generating an ammonium ion.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The product of the reaction is given below.
The mechanism to show formation of product is given below.
Aniline DOES NOT undergo...
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Did you know that a chemical compound called aniline is necessary for the indigo color of our jeans? It is used in several other areas as well. In this lesson, we will learn all about the structure, formula, and uses of aniline.