Cannizzaro reaction


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Can·niz·za·ro re·ac·tion

(kahn-i-tsah'rō),
formation of an acid and an alcohol by the simultaneous oxidation of one aldehyde molecule and reduction of another; a dismutation: 2RCHO → RCOOH + RCH2OH; when the aldehydes are not identical, this is referred to as a crossed Cannizzaro reaction.
[Stanislao Cannizzaro]

Can·niz·za·ro re·ac·tion

(kah'nēts-tsah'rō rē-ak'shŭn)
Formation of an acid and an alcohol by the simultaneous oxidation of one aldehyde molecule and reduction of another; a dismutation: 2RCHO → RCOOH + RCH2OH; when the aldehydes are not identical, this is referred to as a crossed Cannizzaro reaction.
[Stanislao Cannizzaro]

Cannizzaro,

Stanislao, Italian chemist, 1826-1910.
Cannizzaro reaction - formation of an acid and an alcohol by the simultaneous oxidation of one aldehyde molecule and reduction of another.
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Effects of the alkaline contents of bark extracts on the Cannizzaro reaction in mixtures of the extracts and formaldehyde.
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