Kolbe-Schmitt reaction

noun
variants: or Kolbe-Schmitt synthesis \-¦shmit- \

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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History and Etymology for Kolbe-Schmitt reaction

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

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