Wurtz-Fittig reaction

noun, usually capitalized W&F
variants: or Wurtz-Fittig synthesis \ ˈ⸗ˈfitig-​ \

Definition of Wurtz-Fittig reaction

: 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

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History and Etymology for Wurtz-Fittig reaction

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

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“Wurtz-Fittig reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wurtz-Fittig%20reaction. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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