Schotten-Baumann reaction

\ ¦shätᵊn¦bau̇mən-, -ˌmän-\

Definition of Schotten-Baumann reaction

: acylation (as conversion of an alcohol to an ester, of an amine to an amide, or of hydroxylamine to a hydroxamic acid) by an acid chloride in the presence of alkali

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History and Etymology for Schotten-Baumann reaction

after Carl Schotten †1910 German chemist and Baumann, 19th century German chemist

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