Name: Chemistry 306 Laboratory: Pre-Lab Questions Experiment 11 Part A-3: Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Phenol 1. What is the function of aluminum chloride in Friedel-Crafts reactions? 2. Write a mechanism for the following reaction: OH OH t-Butyl chloride, Aluminum chloride C(CH3 ) 3 3. -OH is an ortho-para directing group toward electrophilic substitution on benzene. Why do you get para- substituted product (not ortho) in the above reaction? 4. How do you confirm that you have obtained a para-substituted product, NOT an ortho-substituted product?