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what product will be formed when 1-chloro-3-phenyl-prop-2-ene is treated with anhydrous aluminiun chloride

what product will be formed when 1-chloro-3-phenyl-prop-2-ene is treated with anhydrous aluminiun chloride

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sanchit gupta
18 Points
9 years ago

it should probably be 3-chloro-3-phenylprop-1-ene...

it is actually a rearrangement reaction, where AlCl3 acts as a Lewis Acid, taking the Cl(-) ion with it, thus forming a allylic carbocation. in the resonance hybrid of this intermediate the + charge is more on the benzylic carbon so, Cl(-) now acts as a nucleophile and attacks the benzylic carbon to form the product..

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