Write chemical reactions to convert phenol into salicyaldehyde. Write the name of the reaction. What happens when if CCl4 is used instead of CHCl3 in the above reaction.
- Phenol to salicyaldehyde: When phenol is treated with chloroform in an aqueous sodium hydroxide solution followed by hydrolysis with acid, salicylaldehyde is formed.
- This reaction is known as the Reimer-Tiemann reaction.
- If the solvent chloroform (CHCl3) is replaced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), salicylic acid is formed.
Concept: Alcohols and Phenols
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