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In Frieden-Crafts Acylation: Acetylferrocene and Diacetylferrocene, why is the l-acetylated ring deactivated to further acylation?

In Frieden-Crafts Acylation: Acetylferrocene and Diacetylferrocene, why is the l-acetylated ring deactivated to further acylation?

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In 1-acetylferrocene, the acyl group acts as electron withdrawing group... View the full answer

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  • it is thus deactivated to prevent it from reacting further, where not necessary/ not needed as this would greatly interfer with the entire process
    • jackbed
    • Apr 14, 2016 at 9:07pm

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