SCHOTTEN BAUMANN REACTION MECHANISM

Schotten Baumann reaction mechanism

Schotten Baumann reaction mechanism is a convenient method for benzoylation of phenols with benzoyl chloride in presence of cold aqueous sodium hydroxide. The aqueous alkali reacts with the  hydrogen halide produced .
Schotten Baumann reaction mechanism
  

Schotten Baumann reaction mechanism

Schotten Baumann reaction mechanism
Aromatic amines (both primary and secondary) can also be benzoylated under the conditions of Schotten Baumann reaction mechanism. Aniline forms benzanilide on treatment with benzoyl chloride in 10 % NaOH.

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