On This Day In Chemistry

November 2nd

German chemist Conrad H.C. Willgerodt was born on this day in 1841

He researched the conversion of aromatic ketones to amides using thiating agent, ammonium polysulfide (H8N2S3). This reaction is now named the Willgerodt reaction. The amide bond (-C(O)NH-) is a very important bond in organic synthesis because of its highly stable nature.
 
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