Reimer-Tiemann reaction


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

Word History


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

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“Reimer-Tiemann reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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