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Why does not aniline undergo Friedel crafts reactions explain?


We know that the Friedel Craft reaction occurs in the presence of aluminium chloride which is Lewis acidic and the Aniline is a strong base. Therefore, when aniline is reacted with aluminium chloride in Friedel-Craft’s reaction, formation of salt takes place. The  salt formation take place as:


The presence of positive charge on nitrogen deactivates the benzene ring towards electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions. Therefore, aniline does not undergo Friedel-Craft’s reaction.

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