|Title:||Tert.-Butylation Of O-Cresol|
The reaction of o-cresol with tert.-butyl chloride was investigated in the presence of anhydrous aluminium chloride. The effects of the variation of different reaction parameters viz. temperature, molar ratio of o-cresol to tert.-butyl chloride. amount of Alcl3, addition time and stirring time on the reaction were studied and optimum conditions of the reaction were determined. The product was characterized by physico-chemical and spectral means.