Tishchenko reaction


Tish·​chen·​ko 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

Word History


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 15 Jun. 2024.

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