Friedel-Crafts Alkylation

Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Definition:

An electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction that installs an alkyl group on an aromatic ring.

Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Explained:

Using a strong Lewis acid catalyst, where electrons are substituted. The reaction has a disadvantage, because the product is more nucleophilic than the reactant due to the electron donating alkyl-chain.