Exercise 5 | Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Organic Chemistry 2 - Exercise 5

Propose a reasonable synthesis of the following compounds from benzene:

1) The 2 substituents are para oriented.
CH3: Ortho, Para Directing; COCH3: Meta Directing ⇒ start with CH3


2) The 2 substituents are meta oriented.
Cl: Ortho, Para Directing; NO2: Meta Directing ⇒ start with NO2


3) Cl and CH3 are Ortho Para Directing ⇒ start with CH3 and block Para position with an e- acceptor