Aromatic Sulfonation Reaction and Mechanism Tutorial Video

aromatic sulfonation reaction mechanism EAS by leah fischEAS Series: Video 5
Aromatic Sulfonation is an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) reaction which adds an SO3H to the benzene ring.

This reaction can be carried out starting with SO3, or creating SO3 using a heated H2SO4 solution. The video below shows the complete mechanism from creating a super electrophile (SO3) to sigma complex and reforming the benzene ring.

(Watch on YouTube: Sulfonation. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)

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This is Video 5 in the Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.

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