Curtius rearrangement

Cur·​ti·​us rearrangement | \ ˈku̇rtsēəs- \

Definition of Curtius rearrangement

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

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History and Etymology for Curtius rearrangement

after Theodore Curtius †1928 German chemist

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“Curtius rearrangement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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