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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