Fries reaction

noun

ˈfrēs-,
-ēz-
: the isomerization of an aryl ester of a carboxylic acid into a phenolic ketone by means of anhydrous aluminum chloride

Word History

Etymology

after Karl Fries, born 1875 German chemist

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“Fries reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fries%20reaction. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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