Hofmann mustard-oil reaction

Hofmann mustard-oil reaction

[′häf·mən ′məs·tərd ‚ȯil rē‚ak·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Preparation of alkylisothiocyanates by heating together a primary amine, mercuric chloride, and carbon disulfide.
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