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Frie•del'-Crafts' reac"tion



Pronunciation: (frē-del'krafts', -kräfts'), [key]
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.

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