What are the products formed when phenol is reacted with benzyl bromide? [closed]

What are the products formed when phenol is reacted with $\ce{PhCH_2Br}$ (benzyl bromide)?

I can think of two ways in which the reaction would proceed. One would be the formation of an ether through SN2 mechanism. The other is formation of 4-benzylphenol (Friedel–Crafts alkylation)

Which one of the two products is likely to be formed? If both are formed, is there any preference for one being the major product?

• Please specify the solvent, amount, catalyst absence or presence, temperature and then your reasoning considering all of them. If there is still a point for a question, then helping you is possible. – Güray Hatipoğlu May 7 '18 at 10:58