Gatterman reaction

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Gatterman reaction

[′gäd·ər·män rē‚ak·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Reaction of a phenol or phenol ester, and hydrogen chloride or hydrogen cyanide, in the presence of a metallic chloride such as aluminum chloride to form, after hydrolysis, an aldehyde.
Reaction of an aqueous ethanolic solution of diazonium salts with precipitated copper powder or other reducing agent to form diaryl compounds.