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What is the action of the following reagents on phenol - Bromine in CS2 at low temperature. - Chemistry

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What is the action of the following reagents on phenol - Bromine in CS2 at low temperature.

 

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a. Action of bromine in CS2 at low temperature on phenol:
When phenol is treated with Br2 in non-polar solvent like CS2 or CCl4 or CHCl3 at 273 K, it forms a mixture of ortho- and para-Bromophenol isomers.

Concept: Phenols - Electrophillic Substitution Reactions
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