Kolbe–Schmitt reaction

noun \-¦shmit-\
variants: or

Kolbe–Schmitt synthesis

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Definition of Kolbe–Schmitt reaction

  1. :  a modified Kolbe reaction for synthesizing salicylic acid and other phenolic acids at temperatures of from 130° to 140° C

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Origin and Etymology of kolbe–schmitt reaction

after A. W. Hermann Kolbe †1884 and Rudolf Schmitt †1898 German chemist


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