18.5 Side-Chain Reactions of Benzenes

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    Side Chain Oxidation
    (Permanganate or Chromic Acid Oxidation)

    -no reaction for side chains having a quaternary benzylic carbon

    benzene side chain oxidation

    Benzylic Bromination

    benzylic bromination

    Side-Chain Reduction

    Clemmenson Reduction / Wolff Kishner Reduction– reduces ketones and aldehydes to alkanes

    benzene side chain reduction 01
    clemmensen vs wolff kishner recution 01
    clemmensen vs wolff kishner recution 02

    Nitro Reduction (General and Specific)

    nitro reduction catalytic hydrogenation
    nitro reduction