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Organic Name Reactions

Organic Name Reactions

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Name Reaction Word Cloud 

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  • [1,2]-Wittig Rearrangement
  • [1,3]-Dipolar Cycloaddition
  • [2,3]-Wittig Rearrangement
  • [1,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements
  • [1,5]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements
  • [1,7]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements
  • [3,3]-Sigmatropic Rearrangements
  • [4+2]-Cycloaddition (see Diels-Alder Reaction)
  • 4-Component Coupling Reaction (see Ugi Reaction)
  • Acetoacetic Ester Synthesis
  • Acetylene Zipper Reaction
  • Acyloin Condensation
  • Akabori Amino Acid Reactions
  • Aldol Reaction (Addition & Condensation)
  • Algar-Flynn-Oyamada Reaction
  • Alkyne Trimerisation
  • Allan-Robinson Reaction
  • Allylic Rearrangements
  • Amadori Rearrangement
  • Appel Reaction
  • Arbuzov Reaction
  • Arens-van Dorp Synthesis
  • Arndt-Eistert Synthesis
  • Auwers Synthesis
  • Baeyer-Drewson Indigo Synthesis
  • Baeyer-Villiger Reaction
  • Baker-Venkataraman Rearrangement
  • Baldwin “Rules” for Ring Closure
  • Bamberger Rearrangement
  • Bamford-Stevens Reaction
  • Barbier-type Coupling Reaction
  • Barbier-Wieland Degradation
  • Bart Reaction
  • Barton Decarboxylation
  • Barton-Kellogg Olefin Synthesis
  • Barton-McCombie Reaction (Deoxygenation)
  • Barton-Zard Reaction
  • Baudisch Reaction
  • Bayer Test
  • Bayliss-Hillman Reaction
  • Béchamp Reduction
  • Beckmann Rearrangement
  • Bénary Reaction
  • Benkeser Reduction
  • Benzidine Rearrangement
  • Benzilic Acid Rearrangement
  • Benzoin Condensation
  • Bergius Process
  • Bergman Reaction
  • Bergmann Azlactone Peptide Synthesis
  • Bermann-Zervas Carbobenzoxy Method
  • Bergmann Degradation
  • Bernthsen Acridine Synthesis
  • Betti Reaction
  • Biginelli Reaction
  • Birch Reduction
  • Bischler-Möhlau Indole Synthesis
  • Bischer-Napieralski Reaction
  • Blaise Ketone Synthesis
  • Blaise Reaction
  • Blanc Chloromethylation Reaction
  • Blanc Reaction/Blanc Rule
  • Bodroux Reaction
  • Bogert-Cook Synthesis
  • Bohn-Schmidt Reaction
  • Boord Olefin Synthesis
  • Borsche-Drechsel Cyclization
  • Bouveault Aldehyde Synthesis
  • Bouveault-Blanc Reduction
  • Boyland-Sims Oxidation
  • Bradsher Cyclization
  • Bradsher Reaction
  • Bredt’s Rule
  • Brook Rearrangement
  • Bucherer Carbazole Synthesis
  • Bucherer Reaction
  • Bucherer-Bergs Reaction
  • Bucherer Carbazole Synthesis
  • Buchner-Curtius-Schlotterbeck Reaction
  • Buchner Method of Ring Enlargement
  • Buchwald-Hartwig Cross Coupling Reaction
  • Bunnett Reaction (Radical-Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution)
  • Cadiot-Chodkiewics Coupling
  • Camps Quinoline Synthesis
  • Cannizzaro Reaction
  • Carroll Rearrangement
  • Castro-Stephens Coupling
  • Chapman Rearrangement
  • Chichibabin Pyridine Synthesis
  • Chichibabin Reaction
  • Chugaev Reaction (“Tschugaeff” Olefination)
  • Ciamician-Dennstedt Reaction
  • Claisen Condensation
  • Claisen Rearrangement
  • Claisen-Schmidt Condensation
  • Clemmensen Reduction
  • Combes Quinline Synthesis
  • Conia-Ene Reaction
  • Conrad-Limpach Cyclization
  • Contardi Reaction (a Sandmeyer Reaction)
  • Cope Elimination Reaction
  • Cope Rearrangement
  • Corey-Bakshi-Shibata (CBS) Reduction
  • Corey-Fuchs Reaction
  • Corey-Kim Oxidation
  • Corey-Winter Olefin Synthesis
  • Cornforth Rearrangement
  • Craig Method
  • Criegee Reaction (Mechanism)
  • Curtius Rearrangement
  • Dakin Reaction
  • Dakin-West Reaction
  • Darzens Condensation
  • Darzens Synthesis of Tetralin Derivatives
  • Darzens-Nenitzescu Synthesis of Ketones
  • de Mayo Reaction
  • Delépine Reaction
  • Demjanov Rearrangement
  • Dess-Martin Oxidation
  • D-Homo Rearrangement of Steroids
  • Dieckmann Reaction
  • Diels-Alder Reaction
  • Dienes: Danishefsky, Roussard, Rawal
  • Dienone-Phenol Rearrangement
  • Dimroth Rearrangement
  • Doebner Reaction
  • Doebner-Miller Reaction
  • Doering-LaFlamme Allene Synthesis
  • Dötz Reaction
  • Dowd-Beckwith Ring Expansion Reaction
  • Duff Reaction
  • Dutt-Wormall Reaction
  • Eastwood Reaction (Deoxygenation)
  • Edman Degradation
  • Eherlich-Sachs Reaction
  • Einhorn-Brunner Reaction
  • Elbs Persulfate Oxidation
  • Elbs Reactions
  • Embe Degradation
  • Emmert  Reaction
  • Ene Reaction
  • Erlenmeyer-Plöchl Azlactone and Amino Acid Synthesis
  • Eschenmoser Coupling Reaction (or Sulfide Contraction)
  • Eschenmoser Fragmentation
  • Eschenmoser-Claisen rearrangement
  • Étard Reaction
  • Evans Aldol Reaction (Auxiliary)
  • Favorskii Rearrangement
  • Favorskii-Babyan Synthesis
  • Feist-Bénary Synthesis
  • Fenton Reaction
  • Ferrier Rearrangement
  • Finkelstein Reaction
  • Fischer Indole Synthesis
  • Fischer Phenylhydrazine Synthesis
  • Fischer Phenylhydrazone and Osazone Reactions
  • Fischer-Hepp Rearrangement
  • Fischer-Speier Esterification Method
  • Flood Reaction
  • Forster Diazoketone Synthesis
  • Forster Reaction
  • Franchimont Reaction
  • Frankland Synthesis
  • Frankland-Duppa Reaction
  • Freund Reaction
  • Friedel-Crafts Reactions
  • Friedläender Synthesis
  • Fries Rearrangement
  • Fritsch-Buttenber-Wiechell Rearrangement
  • Fujimoto-Belleau Reaction
  • Gabriel Ethylenimine Method
  • Gabriel Amine Synthesis
  • Gabriel-Colman Rearrangement
  • Gattermann Aldehyde Synthesis
  • Gattermann-Koch Reaction
  • Glaser Coupling
  • Gomberg Free Radical Reaction
  • Gomberg-Bachmann Reaction
  • Gould-Jacob Reaction
  • Graebe-Ullman Synthesis
  • Griess Diazo Reaction
  • Grignard Degradation
  • Grignard Reaction
  • Grob Fragmentation
  • Grubbs Catalyst
  • Grubbs Metathesis Reactions
  • Grundmann Aldehyde Synthesis
  • Guareschi-Thorpe Condensation
  • Gutknecht Pyrazine Synthesis
  • Haller-Bauer Reaction
  • Haloform Reaction
  • Hammick Reaction
  • Hantzsch Dihydropyridine Synthesis
  • Hantzsch Pyrrole Synthesis
  • Harries Ozonide Reaction
  • Haworth Methylation
  • Haworth Phenanthrene Synthesis
  • Hayashi Rearrangement
  • Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky Reaction
  • Henry Reaction
  • Herz Reaction
  • Hilbert-Johnson Reaction
  • Hinsber Oxindole and Oxiquinoline Synthesis
  • Hinsberg Sulfone Synthesis
  • Hinberg Synthesis of Thiophene Derivatives
  • Hoch-Campbell Aziridine Synthesis
  • Hofmann Degradation or Elimination (Exhaustive Methylation)
  • Hofmann Isonitrile Synthesis
  • Hofmann Reaction
  • Hofmann-Löffler-Freytag Reaction
  • Hofmann-Martius Rearrangement
  • Hofmann-Sand Reactions
  • Hooker Reaction
  • Houben-Fischer Synthesis
  • Houben-Hoesch Reaction
  • Hückel’s Rule
  • Hunsdiecker Reaction (Borodine Reaction)
  • HWE (Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons) Reaction
  • Hydroboration Reaction
  • Ireland-Claisen Rearrangement
  • Ivanov Reaction
  • Jacobsen Epoxidation
  • Jacobsen Rearrangement
  • Janovsky Reaction
  • Japp-Klingemann Reaction
  • Johnson-Claisen Rearrangement
  • Jones Oxidation
  • Julia Olefination
  • Keck Reaction
  • Kendall-Mattox Reaction
  • Kiliani-Fischer Synthesis
  • Kishner Cyclopropane Synthesis
  • Knoevenagel Condensation
  • Knoop-Oesterlin Amino Acid Synthesis
  • Knorr Pyrazole Synthesis
  • Knorr Pyrrole Synthesis
  • Knorr Quinoline Synthesis
  • Koch-Haaf Carboxylations
  • Kochi Reaction
  • Koenigs-Knorr Synthesis
  • Kolbe Electrolytic Synthesis
  • Kolbe-Schmitt Reaction
  • Kostanecki Acylation
  • Krafft Degradation
  • Krapcho Decarboxylation
  • Kröhnke Oxidation
  • Kröhnke Pyridine Synthesis
  • Kucherov Reaction
  • Kuhn-Winterstein Reaction
  • Kumada Cross Coupling
  • Ladenburg Rearrangement
  • Lehmstedt-Tanasescu Reaction
  • Letts Nitrile Synthesis
  • Leuckart Thiophenol Reaction
  • Lindlar Catalyst
  • Lossen Rearrangement
  • Madelung Synthesis
  • Malaprade Reaction
  • Malonic Ester Synthesis
  • Mannich Reaction
  • Markovnikov’s Rule (Markownikow’s Rule)
  • Marschalk Reaction
  • Martinet Dioxindole Synthesis
  • McFadyen-Stevens Reaction
  • McLafferty Rearrangement
  • McMurry Coupling Reaction
  • Meerwein Arylation
  • Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley Reduction
  • Meisenheimer Rearrangements
  • Menschutkin Reaction
  • Merrifield Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis (SPPS)
  • Mey Reaction
  • Meyer Synthesis
  • Meyers Aldehyde Synthesis
  • Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement
  • Michael Reaction
  • Michaelis-Arbuzov Reaction
  • Mignonac Reaction
  • Milas Hydroxulation of Olefins
  • Mislow-Evans Rearrangement
  • Mitsunobu Reaction
  • Moffat Oxidation
  • Moore Myers Cyclization
  • Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction
  • Mukaiyama-Michael Reaction
  • Myers Aldehyde Synthesis
  • Nagata Hydrocyanation
  • Nazarov Cyclization Reaction
  • Neber Rearrangement
  • Nef Reaction
  • Nef Synthesis
  • Negishi Cross Coupling
  • Nenitzescu Indole Synthesis
  • Nenitzescu Reductive Acylation
  • Nicholas Reaction
  • Niementowski Quinazoline Synthesis
  • Niementowski Quinoline Synthesis
  • Nierenstein Reaction
  • Norrish Type Cleavages (I & II)
  • Noyori Hydrogenation
  • Noazi-Hiyama-Kishi Reaction
  • Ohira-Bestmann Homologation
  • Olefin Metathesis
  • Oppenauer Oxidation
  • Overman Rearrangement
  • Paal-Knorr Pyrrole Synthesis
  • Parham Cyclization
  • Parikh-Doering Reaction
  • Passerini Reaction
  • Paterno-Büchi  Reaction
  • Pauson-Khand Reaction
  • Payne Rearrangement
  • Pechmann Condensation
  • Pechmann Pyrazole Synthesis
  • Pellizzari Reaction Pelouze Synthesis
  • Perkin Alicyclic Synthesis
  • Perkin Reaction
  • Perkin Rearrangement
  • Perkow Reaction
  • Peterson Olefination
  • Petrenko-Krishenko Piperidone Synthesis
  • Pfau-Plattner Azulene Synthesis
  • Pfitzinger Reaction
  • Pfitzner-Moffatt Oxidation
  • Pictet-Gams Isoquinoline Synthesis
  • Pictet-Hubert Reaction
  • Pictet-Spengler Isoquinoline Synthesis
  • Piloty-Robinson Synthesis
  • Pinacol Coupling Reaction
  • Pinacol Rearrangement
  • Pinner Reaction
  • Pinner Triazine Synthesis
  • Piria Reaction
  • Polonovski Reaction
  • Pomeranz-Fritsch Reaction
  • Ponzio Reaction
  • Prévost Reaction
  • Prilezhaev (Prileschajew) Reaction
  • Prins Reaction Pschorr Reaction
  • Pummerer Rearrangement
  • Purdie Methylation
  • Quelet Reaction
  • Ramberg-Backlund Reaction
  • Reformatsky (Reformatskii) Reaction
  • Reimer-Tiemann Reaction
  • Reissert Indole Synthesis
  • Reissert Reaction
  • Reverdin Reaction
  • Riehm Quinoline Synthesis
  • Riemschneider Thiocarbamate Synthesis
  • Riley Oxidations
  • Ritter Reaction
  • Robinson Annulation
  • Robinson-Schöpf Reaction
  • Rosenmund Reduction
  • Rosenmund-von Braun Synthesis
  • Rothemund Reaction
  • Rubottom Oxidation
  • Ruf-Fenton Degradation
  • Ruzicka Large Ring Synthesis
  • Saegusa Oxidation
  • Sakurai Reaction
  • Sandmeyer Diphenylurea Isatin Synthesis
  • Sandmeyer Isonitrosoacetanilide Isatin Synthesis
  • Sandmeyer Reaction
  • Sarett Oxidation
  • Sanger’s Reagent
  • Schiemann Reaction
  • Schmidt Reaction
  • Scholl REaction
  • Schöllkopf Bis-Lactim Amino Acid Synthesis
  • Schotten-Baumann Reaction
  • Semmler-Wolff Reaction
  • Serini Reaction
  • Seyferth-Gilbert Homologation
  • Shapiro Reaction
  • Sharpless Asymmetric Dihydroxylation
  • Sharpless Asymmetric Epoxidation
  • Sharpless Asymmetric Oxyamination
  • Shi Epoxidation
  • Simmons-Smith Reaction
  • Simonini Reaction
  • Smiles Rearrangement
  • Sommelet Reaction
  • Sommelet-Hauser Rearrangement
  • Sonn-Müller Method
  • Sonogashira Coupling
  • Staudinger Reaction
  • Stephens Aldehyde Synthesis
  • Stetter Reaction
  • Stevens Rearrangement
  • Stieglitz Rearrangement
  • Stille Coupling
  • Stobbe Condensation
  • Stollé Synthesis
  • Stork Enamine Reaction
  • Strecker Amino Acid Synthesis
  • Strecker Degradation
  • Strecker Sulfite Alkylation
  • Suarez Reaction
  • Sugasawa Reaction
  • Suzuki Coupling
  • Schwartz Reaction
  • Swern Oxidation
  • Tebbe Olefination
  • Thiele Reaction
  • Thorpe Reaction
  • Tiemann Rearrangement
  • Tiffeneau-Demjanov Rearrangement
  • Tishchenko Reaction
  • Traube Purine Synthesis
  • Tscherniac-Einhorn Reaction
  • Tsuji-Trost Reaction (Allylation)
  • Ugi Reaction (4-Component Condensation)
  • Ullmann Reaction
  • Urech Cyanohydrin Method
  • Urech Hydantoin Synthesis
  • Vilsmeier-Haack Reaction
  • Voight Amination
  • Volhard-Erdmann Cyclization
  • von Braun Amide Degradation
  • von Braun Reaction
  • von Richter (Cinnoline) Synthesis
  • von Richter Rearrangement
  • Vorbrüggen Glycosylation
  • Wacker Oxidation
  • Wagner-Jauregg Reaction
  • Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement
  • Walden Inversion
  • Wallach Rearrangement
  • Weerman Degradation
  • Weinreb Amidation
  • Westphalen-Lettré Rearrangement
  • Wharton Reaction
  • Weiss Reaction
  • Whiting Reaction
  • Wichterle Reaction
  • Widman-Stoermer Synthesis
  • Willgerodt-Kindler Reaction
  • Williams Amino Acid Synthesis
  • Williamson Synthesis
  • Wittig Reaction
  • Wohl-Ziegler Reaction
  • Wolff Rearrangement
  • Wolffenstein-Böters Reaction
  • Wolff-Kishner Reaction
  • Woodward cis-dihydroxylation
  • Woodward Iodolactonization
  • Woodward Rules
  • Wurtz Reaction
  • Wurtz-Fittig Reaction
  • Zaitzev’s Rule (Saytseff’s Rule)
  • Ziegler Method
  • Zincke Disulfide Cleavage
  • Zincke Nitration
  • Zincke-Suhl Reaction

Organic Name Reactions

These are reactions & effects so common or innovative that it’s much easier to refer to them just by surnames of those who published them first.

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