Sandmeyer reaction


Sand·​mey·​er 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

Word History


after Traugott Sandmeyer †1922 Swiss chemist

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“Sandmeyer reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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