I have been asked to suggest a synthesis for the following compound (tetralin) from benzene:
I am unsure how to do this. It surely can't be Friedel–Crafts alkylation because of carbocation rearrangement and polyalkylation, right? Possibly a double acylation followed by a double reduction? Is there an issue with this; maybe a competing aldol type reaction in the double acyl chloride reagent that would be required.