# Why other benzene derivatives do not undergo nitrosation

Solomon and Fryhle $$11 th$$ ed :

Most other benzene derivatives except phenols and tertiary aromatic amines do not undergo C- nitrosation reaction.

I agree that if there is a primary or secondary aromatic amine, the reaction will follow other routes but in case of other activating substituents EAS is the only route left for the electrophile $$\ce{-^+N=O}$$ for example with anisole.

So which one is correct?

• I don't see any contradiction. Mar 8 '19 at 20:45