Organic Named Reactions

The Organic Named Reactions (ONR) section is intended to serve the professional chemist and student by describing organic chemical reactions which have come to be recognized and referred to by name within the chemistry community. A select group has been chosen for addition to this section. Each reaction description is designed to be informative and representative of the pertinent literature; however, it is not meant to be comprehensive.

The descriptions are composed of the following

  • name(s) associated with the reactions,
  • the original and /or primary contributor(s) connected with the discovery and / or development of the reaction
  • a concise description of the transformation,
  • a reaction scheme
  • key references,
  • cross references to other ONR based on commonalities.

The index included in this section also lists supplementary terms

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