Definition of Reimer–Tiemann reaction
: either of two similar chemical reactions: a : a reaction for producing phenolic aldehydes by the action of chloroform and caustic alkali on phenols b : a reaction for producing phenolic acids from carbon tetrachloride, alkali, and phenols
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Origin and Etymology of reimer–tiemann reaction
after Karl Reimer 19th century German chemist and Ferdinand Tiemann †1899 German chemist
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