Fittig reaction

noun (1)
variants: or Fittig synthesis

Definition of Fittig reaction

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the Wurtz-Fittig reaction applied to the synthesis of aromatic hydrocarbons

Wurtz-Fittig reaction

noun (2), usually capitalized W&F
variants: or Wurtz-Fittig synthesis \ ˈ⸗ˈfitig-​ \

Definition of Wurtz-Fittig reaction (Entry 2 of 2)

: a synthesis of aliphatic or usually alkyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbons (as toluene) from two molecules of organic halogen compound (as one molecule each of methyl bromide and bromo-benzene) and two atoms of sodium — compare fittig reaction , wurtz reaction

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History and Etymology for Fittig reaction

Noun (1)

after Rudolf Fittig †1910 German chemist

Noun (2)

after Charles A. Wurtz †1884 French chemist and Rudolf Fittig †1910 German chemist

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