Definition of Sandmeyer reaction
: a reaction for preparing aromatic halides or cyanides from a salt with a cuprous halide or cyanide as catalyst ortho-bromo-toluene can be made from ortho-toluene-diazonium bromide by the Sandmeyer reaction
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Origin and Etymology of sandmeyer reaction
after Traugott Sandmeyer †1922 Swiss chemist
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