\ 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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