Wurtz-Fittig reaction

noun

variants or Wurtz-Fittig synthesis
ˈ⸗ˈfitig-
usually capitalized W&F
: a synthesis of aliphatic or usually alkyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbons (as toluene) from two molecules of organic halogen compound (as one molecule each of methyl bromide and bromo-benzene) and two atoms of sodium compare fittig reaction , wurtz reaction

Word History

Etymology

after Charles A. Wurtz †1884 French chemist and Rudolf Fittig †1910 German chemist

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