Gattermann-Koch reaction

noun

Gat·​ter·​mann-Koch reaction
ˈga|tə(r)mənˈkȯk-,
ˈgä|,
-kȯḵ-,
-kōk-,
-käk-
: a synthesis of an aldehyde from an aromatic hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, and a catalyst containing aluminum chloride

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gattermann-Koch reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gattermann-Koch%20reaction. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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