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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Origin and Etymology of schotten–baumann reaction
after Carl Schotten †1910 German chemist and Baumann, 19th century German chemist
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