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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Origin and Etymology of beckmann rearrangement
after Ernst O. Beckmann †1923 German chemist
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