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Explain the Following with an Example. Reimer-tiemann Reaction. - Chemistry

Explain the following with an example.

Reimer-Tiemann reaction.

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Solution

Reimer-Tiemann reaction: When phenol is treated with chloroform (CHCl3) in the presence of sodium hydroxide, a −CHO group is introduced at the ortho position of the benzene ring.

This reaction is known as the Reimer-Tiemann reaction.

The intermediate is hydrolyzed in the presence of alkalis to produce salicyclaldehyde.

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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Q 18.2 | Page 345
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