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Unsymmetrical Diaryl Ketones from Arenes

Douglass F. Taber* and Maya R. Sethuraman

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, Email:

D. F. Taber, M. R. Sethuraman, J. Org. Chem., 2000, 65, 254-255.

DOI: 10.1021/jo991055q

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Friedel-Crafts reactions of oxalyl chloride with two arenes provide symmetrical and unsymmetrical diaryl ketones in good yields.

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Key Words

Friedel Crafts acylation, Aryl Ketones

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