Gatterman-Koch synthesis

Gatterman-Koch synthesis

[¦gäd·ər·män ′kōk‚sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
A synthesis of aldehydes; aldehydes form when an aromatic hydrocarbon is heated in the presence of hydrogen chloride, certain metallic chloride catalysts, and either carbon monoxide or hydrogen cyanide.
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