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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Origin and Etymology of hofmann reaction
after August Wilhelm von Hofmann †1892 German chemist
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