Monochlorination of toluene in sunlight

Question:

Monochlorination of toluene in sunlight followed by hydrolysis with aq. NaOH

yields.

(i) o-Cresol

(ii) m-Cresol

(iii) 2, 4-Dihydroxytoluene

(iv) Benzyl alcohol

Solution:

Option (iv) Benzyl alcohol is the answer.

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