Sandmeyer reaction

noun Sand·mey·er reaction \ˈsan(d)ˌmī(ə)r-\

Definition of Sandmeyer reaction

  1. :  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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a brief usually trivial fact

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