Hofmann reaction

noun Hof·mann reaction \ˈhä|fmən-, ˈhȯ|, ˈhō|\
variants: or

Hofmann rearrangement

\ˈhä|fmən-, ˈhȯ|, ˈhō|\

Definition of Hofmann reaction

  1. :  the conversion of an acid amide RCONH2 to an amine RNH2 with one less carbon atom by treatment with sodium hypobromite

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Origin and Etymology of hofmann reaction

after August Wilhelm von Hofmann †1892 German chemist


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