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Aromatic bromination catalyzed by the Lewis acid thallium acetate (Tl(OOCCH3)3 gives only the para isomer. Suggest an explanation for this regioselectivity

Aromatic bromination catalyzed by the Lewis acid thallium acetate (Tl(OOCCH3)3 gives only the para isomer. Suggest an explanation for this regioselectivity

Grade:12th Pass

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Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
7 years ago
Since you have not mentioned the functional group already attached to the benzene ring, A possible explanation is that the functional group attached must be a ortho para director and might be bulky therefore, not supporting the ortho isomer.

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Apoorva Arora
IIT Roorkee
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TEJKIRAT SINGH
65 Points
6 years ago
Since you have not mentioned the functional group already attached to the benzene ring, A possible explanation is that the functional group attached must be a ortho para director and might be bulky therefore, not supporting the ortho isomer.

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