Sandmeyer reaction

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

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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History and Etymology for Sandmeyer reaction

after Traugott Sandmeyer †1922 Swiss chemist

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“Sandmeyer reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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