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.




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