Reimer–Tiemann reaction

noun \ˈrīmə(r)¦tēmən-, -ēˌmän-\

Definition of Reimer–Tiemann reaction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of reimer–tiemann reaction

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


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