Reaction of phenol with chloroform in presence of dilute sodium hydroxide finally introduces which one of the following functional group?

  • Option 1)

    -CH2Cl

  • Option 2)

    -COOH

  • Option 3)

    -CHCl2

  • Option 4)

    -CHO

 

Answers (1)

 

Reimer Tiemann's reaction -

The electrophile used is CCl2  (Dichloromethylene) -CHO is introduced in the ortho position.

- wherein

 

 


Option 1)

-CH2Cl

This option is incorrect 

Option 2)

-COOH

This option is incorrect 

Option 3)

-CHCl2

This option is incorrect 

Option 4)

-CHO

This option is correct 

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