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Acylation of Phenols

C vs O acylation of phenols
Reaction type: C-acylation = electrophilic aromatic substitution
O-acylation = nucleophilic acyl substitution
The Fries rearrangement of aryl esters is promoted by AlCl3

Related reactions

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