Cannizzaro reaction


Can·​niz·​za·​ro reaction
: a reaction of aldehydes with caustic alkali in which one molecule of aldehyde is reduced to the corresponding alcohol and another molecule is oxidized to the salt of the corresponding acid

Word History


after Stanislao Cannizzaro †1910 Italian chemist

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“Cannizzaro reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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