Beckmann rearrangement

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

Definition of Beckmann rearrangement

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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