Kolbe-Schmitt synthesis

Kolbe-Schmitt synthesis

[′kōl·bə ′shmit ‚sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
The reaction of carbon dioxide with sodium phenoxide at 125°C to give salicyclic acid.
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