Gattermann Reaction

Gattermann Reaction

What is gattermann reaction

Named after:

German chemist, Ludwig Gattermann

The gattermann reaction can be defined as a method of formylation of aromatic ring compounds. The reaction is also known by the names of Gattermann salicylaldehyde synthesis as well as gattermann formylation . The gattermann reaction is similar to the to the Friedel-Crafts reaction.

Gattermann reaction is used for obtaining chlorobenzene or bromobenzene from benzenediazonium chloride by treating it with Cu/HCl or Cu/HBr respectively.

Gattermann reaction examples

An example of a gattermann reaction is shown below

Example 1

Gattermann Reaction

Example 2

Gattermann Reaction

Example 3

Gattermann Reaction

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