Houben-Hoesch synthesis

Houben-Hoesch synthesis

[′hü·bən ′hərsh ′sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
Condensation of cyanides with polyhydric phenols in the presence of hydrogen chloride and zinc chloride to yield phenolic ketones.
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