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Named Reactions in Organic Chemistry

Last updated on June 24, 1998.



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1. Baeyer-Villiger oxidation
2. Barbier reaction
3. **Barton-McCombie deoxygenation
4. Baylis-Hillman reaction
5. **Beckmann rearrangement
6. Bergman cyclization
7. Birch reduction
8. Bischler-Napieralski isoquinoline synthesis
9. Chan rearrangement
10. Chichibabin reaction
11. Claisen condensation
12. Claisen rearrangement (traditional)
13. Claisen rearrangement (Eschenmoser variant or Eschenmoser-Claisen)
14. Claisen rearrangement (Johnson variant or ortho ester variant)
15. oxy-Cope rearrangement
16. Corey-Winter reaction
17. Curtius rearrangement
18. Danishefsky's diene
19. **Darzens condensation
20. **Demjanov rearrangement
21. Dess Martin periodinane oxidation
22. **Dieckmann condensation
23. **Diels-Alder reaction
24. **Favorskii rearrangement
25. Ftizon's reagent
26. carbon-Ferrier rearrangement
27. Finkelstein reaction
28. Fisher indole reaction
29. **Fleming-Tamao oxidation
30. Friedel Crafts acylation
31. Friedel Crafts alkylation
32. **Fries rearrangement
33. **Fritsch-Buttenberg-Wiechell rearrangement
34. **Gabriel synthesis
35. Garner aldehyde
36. Glaser reaction
37. **Grignard reaction
38. **Grob fragmentation
39. Haller-Bauer reaction
40. Heck reaction
41. Henry reaction
42. Hofmann elimination
43. Hofmann rearrangement
44. Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons olefination
45. Jones oxidation
46. **Julia epoxidation
47. Keck allylation
48. Knoevenagel condensation
49. **Kulinkovich reaction
50. **Luche reduction
51. Majetich cyclobutane annulation
52. **McMurry coupling
53. Michael addition
54. Mitsunobu reaction
55. Mosher's acid - determine enantiomeric composition
56. Nazarov cyclization
57. Neber reaction
58. **Nysted reagent (olefination of carbonyls)
59. Parikh-Doering oxidation
60. Paterno-Buchi cyclization
61. Pauson-Khand reaction
62. Pearlman's catalyst
63. **Payne rearrangement
64. **Pechmann condensation
65. **Peterson olefination
66. **Pictet-Spengler Cyclization
67. **Ramberg-Bcklund rearrangement
68. Raney nickel
69. **Reformatsky reaction
70. **Robinson annulation
71. Roush coupling
72. **Schmidt reaction
73. Schwartz reagent
74. Seyferth-Gilbert homologation
75. Shapiro reaction
76. Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation
77. Simmons-Smith reaction
78. Sonogashira coupling
79. Stevens rearrangement
80. Stille coupling
81. Stobbe condensation
82. **Suzuki coupling
83. Swern oxidation
84. Tebbe reagent
85. **Tiffeneau-Demjanov rearrangement
86. Tishchenko reaction
87. **Ugi condensation
88. Vilsmeier formylation
89. Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement
90. **Willgerodt-Kindler reaction
91. Wilkinson's catalyst
92. Wittig olefination
93. Wittig rearrangement ([2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement)
94. Wolf-Kishner reduction
95. Zimmerman-Traxler transition state model


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