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.
Halogenation in Anisole
Nitration in Anisole