Wurtz–Fittig reaction

noun, usually capitalized W&F
variants: or

Wurtz–Fittig synthesis

Definition of Wurtz–Fittig reaction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of wurtz–fittig reaction

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


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