21. Synthesis of Hydroquinone

The hydroquinone is synthesized on an industrial scale in huge quantities. However, performing this synthesis in the lab is a very different business. So, let’s look at how this synthesis can be accomplished in the lab by conventional synthetic means.

Reactions that you’re going to see in this synthesis are:

  1. Electrophilic aromatic substitution
  2. Diazonium salt reactions

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