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Chapter 24: Phenols
Preparation of Phenols |
Reactions of Phenols |
Reactions of Aryl Ethers |
Spectroscopic Analysis |
Self Assessment |
Phenol is derived from the
old name for benzene (phene), to include the suffix that indicates it possesses
a hydroxyl group (ol).
CAUTION: The word phenol (C6H5-OH)
is often confused with phenyl (C6H5-).
Phenols can be obtained via substitution reactions, with the hydrolysis
of diazonium salts being the most important laboratory method.
Phenols are acidic and are important intermediates in the preparation of aryl
Preparation of Phenols:
Reactions of Phenols:
Reactions of Aryl Ethers
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