Definition of Kolbe–Schmitt reaction
: 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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