Hofmann reaction

noun
Hof·​mann reaction
variants: or Hofmann rearrangement \ˈhä|fmən-​, ˈhȯ|, ˈhō| \

Definition of Hofmann reaction 

: the conversion of an acid amide RCONH2 to an amine RNH2 with one less carbon atom by treatment with sodium hypobromite

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History and Etymology for Hofmann reaction

after August Wilhelm von Hofmann †1892 German chemist

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