Write a short note on Reimer Tiemann reaction.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 27th Mar, 2014, 04:54: PM

Expert Answer:

When phenol is treated with chloroform in presence of aqueous sodium or potassium hydroxide at 340K followed by hydrolysis of the resulting product gives 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde as the major product. This reaction is called Reimer-Tiemann reaction.

                                                                                            2-hydroxybenzaldehyde

                                                                                               (Salicylaldehyde)

                                                                                                                                                 

Answered by  | 27th Mar, 2014, 06:54: PM

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