How to convert toluene to P-Methyl benzoic acid ?

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Jun 16, 2018

Answer:

How about this?

Explanation:

Step 1. Friedel-Crafts halogenation

React the toluene with bromine in the presence of aluminium bromide.

Friedel-Crafts halogenation

Step 2. Carboxylation of a Grignard reagent

Form a Grignard reagent by the reaction with magnesium in dry ether, then add carbon dioxide.

Carboxylation