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Friedel-Crafts reaction

[free-del-krafts, -krahfts] /friˈdɛlˈkræfts, -ˈkrɑfts/
noun
1.
a reaction for the synthesis of hydrocarbons and ketones by the alkylation or acylation of an aromatic compound in the presence of a catalyst, typically anhydrous aluminum chloride.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; after French chemist Charles Friedel (1832-99) and U.S. chemist J. M. Crafts (1832-1917), its discoverers
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