Gattermann-Koch reaction

Gat·​ter·​mann-Koch reaction | \ ˈga|tə(r)mənˈkȯk-, ˈgä|, -kȯḵ-, -kōk-, -käk- \

Definition of Gattermann-Koch reaction

: a synthesis of an aldehyde from an aromatic hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, and a catalyst containing aluminum chloride

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History and Etymology for Gattermann-Koch reaction

after Ludwig Gattermann †1920 and J.A. Koch, flourished 1897 German chemists

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“Gattermann-Koch reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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