Beckmann rearrangement


Beck·​mann rearrangement
: a rearrangement by which a ketoxime [as the oxime (C6H5)2C:NOH of benzophenone] changes into an amide derivative (such as benzanilide) on treatment usually with phosphorus pentachloride or an acid

Word History


after Ernst O. Beckmann †1923 German chemist

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“Beckmann rearrangement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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