Mannich reaction

Man·​nich reaction | \ ˈmäniḵ- \

Definition of Mannich reaction

: the condensation typically of ammonia or a primary or secondary amine with formaldehyde and a ketone to form a beta-amino ketone

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History and Etymology for Mannich reaction

after Carl Mannich †1947 German chemist

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“Mannich reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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