Tishchenko reaction

noun

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

Etymology

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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