Reimer-Tiemann reaction

\ ˈrīmə(r)¦tēmən-, -ēˌmän-\

Definition of Reimer-Tiemann reaction

: either of two similar chemical reactions:
a : a reaction for producing phenolic aldehydes by the action of chloroform and caustic alkali on phenols
b : a reaction for producing phenolic acids from carbon tetrachloride, alkali, and phenols

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History and Etymology for Reimer-Tiemann reaction

after Karl Reimer 19th century German chemist and Ferdinand Tiemann †1899 German chemist

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