Curtius rearrangement

noun Cur·ti·us rearrangement \ˈku̇rtsēəs-\

Definition of Curtius rearrangement

  1. :  the conversion by heat of an acid azide RCON3 into nitrogen and an isocyanate RNCO

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Origin and Etymology of curtius rearrangement

after Theodore Curtius †1928 German chemist

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