. Write the chemical properties of Phenol
Phenols react with carboxylic acid anhydrides or acid chlorides to yield phenyl esters.
2. FRIES REARRANGEMENT:
The phenyl ester formed from the reaction of phenol and acid anhydride undergoes rearrangement when treated with anhydrous AlCl3 to yield ortho and para-hydroxyketones. The oisomer is separated from the mixture by steam distillation.