Elbs reaction


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Elbs reaction

[′elbs rē‚ak·shən]
(organic chemistry)
The formation of anthracene derivatives by dehydration and cyclization of diaryl ketone compounds which have a methyl group or methylene group; heating to an elevated temperature is usually required.
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