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

Word History


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

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Schotten-Baumann reaction


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“Schotten-Baumann reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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