Beckmann rearrangement

noun
Beck·​mann rearrangement | \ ˈbek-mən-, -ˌmän- \

Definition of Beckmann 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

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History and Etymology for Beckmann rearrangement

after Ernst O. Beckmann †1923 German chemist

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“Beckmann rearrangement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beckmann%20rearrangement. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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