Béchamp reduction

noun
Bé·​champ reduction | \ (ˈ)bā-¦shäⁿ- \

Definition of Béchamp reduction

: a method of reducing aromatic nitro compounds to amines by means of iron usually in acid solution

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History and Etymology for Béchamp reduction

after Pierre J. A. Béchamp †1908 French physician, surgeon, and chemist

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“Béchamp reduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/B%C3%A9champ%20reduction. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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