Tishchenko reaction

noun
Tish·​chen·​ko reaction | \ tə̇ˈsh|eŋ(ˌ)kō-, tə̇shˈch| \

Definition of Tishchenko reaction

: the synthesis (as of ethyl acetate from acetaldehyde and aluminum ethoxide) of an ester from an aldehyde involving simultaneous oxidation and reduction of two molecules of the aldehyde in the presence of an aluminum alkoxide

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History and Etymology for Tishchenko reaction

after Vyacheslav E. Tishchenko †1941 Russian chemist

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“Tishchenko reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tishchenko%20reaction. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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