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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anybody could help me with this syntheses. I can't figure out how it works.

 

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Sorry if the drawing is a little messy.

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How about toluene to p methyl cumene (via FK alkylation), autooxidation to give p-cresol followed by exhaustive FK alkylation

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I think the commercial production of BHT involves oxidation of toluene to p cresol then butylation with isobutylene.

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