Béchamp reduction

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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