Lewis acid catalysts and solvents effects on the alkylation of naphthalene

Young Dae Kim, Ju Hee Kim, Sang Jun Sim, Kyungja Woo, Guang Jin Choi, Young Sang Cho

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The alkylation of naphthalene with 1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene was studied using various catalysts and solvents. Among many alkyl halide solvents and Lewis acid catalysts screened, aluminum chloride and dichloromethane were found the most effective catalyst and solvent, respectively. The alkylation activity was enhanced and product distributions were also favorably changed by introducing a small amount of benzylchloride to the base solvent of dichloromethane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Alkylation
  • Friedel-crafts reaction
  • Naphthalene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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