Electrophilic Substitution Reaction
in Aromatic Ethers
The presence of alkoxy group (−OR) in aromatic ethers activates the aromatic ring towards electrophilic substitution reaction in the same way as in phenol.
We have already discussed some electrophilic substitution reactions like halogenation, nitration, Friedel-Crafts reactions in electrophilic substitution reactions in haloarenes . Hence, the reactions are given below without any explanation.