Aromatic Substitution

  • Francis A. Carey
  • Richard J. Sundberg


Electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions are important for synthetic purposes, and they also represent one of the most thoroughly studied classes of organic reactions from a mechanistic point of view. The synthetic aspects of these reactions are discussed in Part B. The discussion here will emphasize the mechanisms of several of the most completely studied reactions. These mechanistic ideas lay the groundwork for the extensive study that has been done on structure-reactivity relationships in aromatic electrophilic substitution. This topic will be discussed in Section 10.2.


Isotope Effect Kinetic Isotope Effect Electrophilic Substitution Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Position Selectivity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis A. Carey
    • 1
  • Richard J. Sundberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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