Akabori amino-acid reaction There are several Akabori amino acid reactions, which are named after Shiro Akabori (1900–1992), a Japanese chemist.
Algar-Flynn-Oyamada reaction The Algar–Flynn–Oyamada reaction is a chemical reaction whereby a chalcone undergoes an oxidative cyclization to form a flavonol.
Amide reduction Amide reduction in chemistry is the organic reduction of amides.
Andrussow process The Andrussow process is an industrial process for the production of hydrogen cyanide from methane and ammonia in the presence of oxygen and a platinum catalyst.
Angeli-Rimini reaction The Angeli–Rimini reaction is an organic reaction between an aldehyde and the sulfonamide N-hydroxybenzenesulfonamide in presence of base forming an hydroxamic acid.
Autoxidation Autoxidation is any oxidation that occurs in open air or in presence of oxygen and/or UV radiation and forms peroxides and hydroperoxides.
Baeyer-Villiger oxidation The Baeyer–Villiger oxidation is an organic reaction in which a ketone is oxidized to an ester by treatment with peroxy acids or hydrogen peroxide.
Baeyer–Villiger oxidation The Baeyer–Villiger oxidation is an organic reaction in which a ketone is oxidized to an ester by treatment with peroxy acids or hydrogen peroxide.
Barton-McCombie deoxygenation The Barton–McCombie deoxygenation is an organic reaction in which an hydroxy functional group in an organic compound is replaced by a hydride to give an alkyl group.
Barton–McCombie deoxygenation The Barton–McCombie deoxygenation is an organic reaction in which an hydroxy functional group in an organic compound is replaced by a hydride to give an alkyl group.
Bechamp reduction The Bechamp reduction is used to reduce aromatic nitro compounds to their corresponding anilines, using iron and hydrochloric acid.
Benkeser reaction The Benkeser reduction reaction is the catalytic hydrogenation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, especially naphthalene using lithium or calcium metal and any of the following primary amines ...
Bergmann degradation The Bergmann degradation is a series of chemical reactions designed to remove a single amino acid from the carboxylic acid (C-terminal) end of a peptide.
Birch reduction The Birch reduction is an organic reaction which is particularly useful in synthetic organic chemistry.
Bosch reaction The Bosch reaction is a chemical reaction between carbon dioxide and hydrogen that produces elemental carbon (graphite), water and a 10% return of invested heat.
Bouveault-Blanc reduction The Bouveault-Blanc reduction is a chemical reaction in which an ester is reduced to primary alcohols using absolute ethanol and sodium metal.
Bouveault–Blanc reduction The Bouveault-Blanc reduction is a chemical reaction in which an ester is reduced to primary alcohols using absolute ethanol and sodium metal.
Boyland-Sims oxidation The Boyland-Sims oxidation is the chemical reaction of anilines with alkaline potassium persulfate, which after hydrolysis forms ortho-hydroxyl anilines.
Boyland–Sims oxidation The Boyland-Sims oxidation is the chemical reaction of anilines with alkaline potassium persulfate, which after hydrolysis forms ortho-hydroxyl anilines.
Cannizzaro reaction The Cannizzaro reaction, named after its discoverer Stanislao Cannizzaro, is a chemical reaction that involves the base-induced disproportionation of an aldehyde lacking a hydrogen atom in the a...
Carbonyl reduction Carbonyl reduction in organic chemistry is the organic reduction of any carbonyl group containing compound by a reducing agent.
Clemmensen reduction Clemmensen reduction is a chemical reaction described as a reduction of ketones to alkanes using zinc amalgam and hydrochloric acid.
Corey-Itsuno reduction The Corey-Itsuno Reduction, also known as the Corey-Bakshi-Shibata reduction, is a chemical reaction in which an achiral ketone is enantioselectively reduced to produce the corresponding c...
Corey-Kim oxidation The Corey–Kim oxidation is an oxidation reaction used to synthesise aldehydes and ketones from primary and secondary alcohols.
Corey–Kim oxidation The Corey–Kim oxidation is an oxidation reaction used to synthesise aldehydes and ketones from primary and secondary alcohols.
Dakin oxidation The Dakin oxidation is an organic redox reaction in which an ortho- or para-hydroxylated phenyl aldehyde (2-hydroxybenzaldehyde or 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde) or ketone reacts with hydrogen p...
Deoxygenation Deoxygenation is a chemical reaction involving the removal of oxygen atoms from a molecule.
Dess-Martin oxidation Dess-Martin periodinane (DMP) is a chemical reagent used to oxidize primary alcohols to aldehydes and secondary alcohols to ketones.
DNA oxidation DNA oxidation is the process of oxidative damage on Deoxyribonucleic Acid.
Elbs persulfate oxidation The Elbs persulfate oxidation is the organic reaction of phenols with alkaline potassium persulfate to form para-diphenols.
Eschweiler-Clarke reaction The Eschweiler–Clarke reaction (also called the Eschweiler–Clarke methylation) is a chemical reaction whereby a primary (or secondary) amine is methylated using excess formic acid and form...
Eschweiler–Clarke reaction The Eschweiler–Clarke reaction is a chemical reaction whereby a primary amine is methylated using excess formic acid and formaldehyde.
Fleming-Tamao oxidation The Fleming–Tamao oxidation is the organic oxidation of alkyl silanes into alcohols with peroxides.
Fleming–Tamao oxidation The Fleming–Tamao oxidation is the organic oxidation of alkyl silanes into alcohols with peroxides.
Fétizon oxidation In organic chemistry, the Fétizon oxidation is the oxidation of primary diols to lactones employing Silver carbonate on celite, also known as the Fétizon reagent.
Glycol cleavage Glycol cleavage is a specific type of organic chemistry oxidation.
Haloform reaction The haloform reaction is a chemical reaction where a haloform (CHX3, where X is a halogen) is produced by the exhaustive halogenation of a methyl ketone (a molecule containing the R–CO–CH^^3...
Hydrogenolysis Hydrogenolysis is a chemical reaction whereby a carbon–carbon or carbon–heteroatom single bond is cleaved or undergoes "lysis" by hydrogen.
Hydroxylation Hydroxylation is a chemical process that introduces a hydroxyl group (-OH) into an organic compound.
Jacobsen epoxidation The Jacobsen Epoxidation, sometimes also referred to as Jacobsen-Katsuki Epoxidation is a chemical reaction which allows enantioselective epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkyl- and aryl- s...
Jones oxidation The Jones oxidation, is an organic reaction for the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols to carboxylic acids and ketones, respectively.
Kiliani–Fischer synthesis The Kiliani-Fischer synthesis, named for German scientists Heinrich Kiliani and Hermann Emil Fischer, is a method for synthesizing monosaccharides.
Kolbe electrolysis Kolbe electrolysis or Kolbe reaction is an organic reaction named after Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe.
Kornblum oxidation The Kornblum oxidation, named after Nathan Kornblum, is a chemical reaction of a primary halide with dimethyl sulfoxide to form an aldehyde.
Kornblum-DeLaMare rearrangement The Kornblum–DeLaMare rearrangement is a rearrangement reaction in organic chemistry in which a primary or secondary organic peroxide is converted to the corresponding ketone and alcohol under b...
Lemieux-Johnson oxidation The Lemieux-Johnson oxidation is a chemical reaction named after its discoverers, R. U. Lemieux and W. S. Johnson, who published it in 1956.
Lemieux–Johnson oxidation The Lemieux-Johnson oxidation is a chemical reaction named after its discoverers, R. U. Lemieux and W. S. Johnson, who published it in 1956.
Leuckart reaction The Leuckart reaction is the chemical reaction that converts aldehydes or ketones to amines by reductive amination in the presence of heat.
Ley oxidation Tetrapropylammonium perruthenate (TPAP or TPAPR) is the chemical compound described by the formula N(C3H7)4RuO4.
Lindgren oxidation Lindgren oxidation named after Bengt O. Lindgren is a selective method for oxidizing aldehydes to carboxylic acids.
Luche reduction Luche reduction is the selective organic reduction of ketones to alcohols with lanthanoid chlorides such as cerium chloride and sodium borohydride.
Markó-Lam deoxygenation The Markó–Lam deoxygenation is an organic chemistry reaction where the hydroxy functional group in an organic compound is replaced by a hydrogen atom to give an alkyl group.
McFadyen-Stevens reaction The McFadyen–Stevens reaction is a chemical reaction best described as a base-catalyzed thermal decomposition of acylsulfonylhydrazides to aldehydes.
Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction The Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) Reduction in organic chemistry is the reduction of ketones and aldehydes to their corresponding alcohols utilizing aluminumalkoxide catalysis in the presence o...
Meerwein-Ponndorf–Verley reduction The Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley Reduction in organic chemistry is the reduction of ketones and aldehydes to their corresponding alcohols utilizing aluminumalkoxide catalysis in the presence of a sa...
Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reduction The Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) Reduction in organic chemistry is the reduction of ketones and aldehydes to their corresponding alcohols utilizing aluminumalkoxide catalysis in the presence o...
Methionine oxidation Methionine oxidation is the oxidation of the sulfur of the amino acid methionine resulting in methionine sulfoxide or methionine sulfone.
Methionine sulfoxide Methionine sulfoxide is the organic compound with the formula CH3S(O)CH2CH2CH(NH2)CO2H. It is an amino acid that occurs naturally although it is formed post-translationally.
Microbial arene oxidation Microbial arene oxidation (MAO) refers to the process by which microbial enzymes convert aromatic compounds into more highly oxidized products.
Midland Alpine Borane Reduction The Midland Alpine borane reduction, or simply the Midland Reduction, allows for the asymmetric reduction of carbonyls (primarily ketones) to alcohols.
Milas hydroxylation The Milas hydroxylation is an organic reaction converting an alkene to a vicinal diol, and was developed by N. A. Milas in the 1930s.
Mozingo reduction The Mozingo reduction, also known as Mozingo reaction or thioketal reduction, is a chemical reaction capable of fully reducing a ketone or aldehyde to the corresponding alkane.
Nitrile reduction In nitrile reduction a nitrile is reduced to either an amine or an aldehyde with a suitable chemical reagent.
Noyori asymmetric hydrogenation In chemistry, the Noyori asymmetric hydrogenation of ketones is a chemical reaction for the enantioselective hydrogenation of ketone, aldehydes, and imines.
Omega oxidation Omega oxidation is a process of fatty acid metabolism in some species of animals.
One-electron reduction A one-electron reduction in organic chemistry involves the transfer of an electron from a metal to an organic substrate.
Oppenauer oxidation Oppenauer oxidation, named after Rupert Viktor Oppenauer, is a gentle method for selectively oxidizing secondary alcohols to ketones.
Oxidation with chromium(VI)-amine complexes Oxidation with chromium(VI)-amine complexes involves the conversion of alcohols to carbonyl compounds or more highly oxidized products through the action of chromium(VI) oxide-amine adducts and ...
Oxoammonium-catalyzed oxidation Oxoammonium-catalyzed oxidation reactions involve the conversion of organic substrates to more highly oxidized materials through the action of an N-oxoammonium species.
Ozonolysis Ozonolysis is the cleavage of an alkene or alkyne with ozone to form organic compounds in which the multiple carbon–carbon bond has been replaced by a double bond to oxygen.
Parikh-Doering oxidation The Parikh–Doering oxidation is an oxidation reaction that transforms primary and secondary alcohols into aldehydes and ketones, respectively.
Pfitzner-Moffatt oxidation The Pfitzner–Moffatt oxidation, sometimes referred to as simply the Moffatt oxidation, is a chemical reaction which describes the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols by dimet...
Pfitzner–Moffatt oxidation The Pfitzner–Moffatt oxidation, sometimes referred to as simply the Moffatt oxidation, is a chemical reaction which describes the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols by dimet...
Prévost reaction The Prévost reaction is chemical reaction in which an alkene is converted by iodine and the silver salt of benzoic acid to a vicinal diol with anti stereochemistry.
Reduction of nitro compounds The chemical reactions described as reduction of nitro compounds can be facilitated by many different reagents and reaction conditions.
Reductive amination Reductive amination (also known as reductive alkylation) is a form of amination that involves the conversion of a carbonyl group to an amine via an intermediate imine.
Rosenmund reduction The Rosenmund reduction is a chemical reaction that reduces an acid halide to an aldehyde using hydrogen gas over palladium-on-carbon poisoned with barium sulfate.
Rubottom oxidation The Rubottom oxidation is a useful, high-yielding chemical reaction between silyl enol ethers and peroxyacids to give the corresponding α-hydroxy carbonyl product.
Sabatier reaction The Sabatier reaction or Sabatier process was discovered by the French chemist Paul Sabatier in the 1910s.
Sarett oxidation The Sarett oxidation is an organic reaction that oxidizes primary and secondary alcohols to aldehydes and ketones, respectively, using chromium trioxide and pyridine.
Selenoxide elimination Selenoxide elimination (also called α-selenation) is a method for the chemical synthesis of alkenes from selenoxides.
Shapiro reaction The Shapiro reaction or tosylhydrazone decomposition is an organic reaction in which a ketone or aldehyde is converted to an alkene through an intermediate hydrazone in the presence of 2 e...
Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation (also called the Sharpless bishydroxylation) is the chemical reaction of an alkene with osmium tetroxide in the presence of a chiral quinine ligand to ...
Sharpless epoxidation The Sharpless epoxidation reaction is an enantioselective chemical reaction to prepare 2,3-epoxyalcohols from primary and secondary allylic alcohols.
Sharpless oxyamination The Sharpless oxyamination (often known as Sharpless aminohydroxylation) is the chemical reaction of alkenes with alkyl imido osmium compounds to form vicinal amino-alcohols.
Shi epoxidation The Shi epoxidation is a chemical reaction described as an asymmetric epoxidation of olefins with oxone (potassium peroxymonosulfate) and a fructose-derived catalyst (1).
Staudinger reaction The Staudinger reaction or Staudinger reduction is a chemical reaction in which the combination of an azide with a phosphine or phosphite produces an iminophosphorane intermediate.
Swern oxidation The Swern oxidation, named after Daniel Swern, is a chemical reaction whereby a primary or secondary alcohol is oxidized to an aldehyde or ketone using oxalyl chloride, dimethyl sulfoxide and an...
Transfer hydrogenation Transfer hydrogenation is the addition of hydrogen (H2; dihydrogen in inorganic and organometallic chemistry) to a molecule from a source other than gaseous H2.
Upjohn dihydroxylation Upjohn dihydroxylation is an organic reaction converting an alkene to a cis vicinal diol, and was developed by V. VanRheenen, R. C. Kelly and D. Y. Cha of the Upjohn Company, USA in 1976.
Wacker process The Wacker process or the Hoechst-Wacker process (named after the chemical companies of the same name) originally referred to the oxidation of ethylene to acetaldehyde by oxygen in water i...
Wharton reaction The Wharton olefin synthesis is a chemical reaction that involves the reduction of α,β-epoxy ketones using hydrazine to give allylic alcohols.
Whiting reaction The Whiting reaction is an organic reaction converting a propargyl diol into a diene using lithium aluminium hydride.
Wohl-Aue reaction The Wohl-Aue reaction is an organic reaction between an aromatic nitro compound and an aniline to form a phenazine in presence of an alkali base.
Wolff-Kishner reduction The Wolff–Kishner reduction is a chemical reaction that fully reduces a ketone (or aldehyde) to an alkane.
Wolffenstein-Böters reaction The Wolffenstein–Böters reaction is an organic reaction converting benzene to picric acid by a mixture of aqueous nitric acid and mercury(II) nitrate.
Wolff–Kishner reduction The Wolff–Kishner reduction is a chemical reaction that fully reduces a ketone (or aldehyde) to an alkane.
Woodward cis-hydroxylation The Woodward cis-hydroxylation is the chemical reaction of alkenes with iodine and silver acetate in wet acetic acid to form cis-diols.
Zinin reaction Zinin reaction or Zinin reduction was discovered by a Russian organic chemist Nikolay Zinin.
Étard reaction The Étard reaction is a chemical reaction that involves the direct oxidation of an aromatic or heterocyclic bound methyl group to an aldehyde using chromyl chloride.