Bucherer reaction

What is Bucherer reaction?

Bucherer reaction , also known as Bucherer-Le Petit naphthol  synthesis, or Bucherer-Le Petit  naphthylamine synthesis, is the reversible formation of β-naphthylamine from β-naphthol and aqueous ammonium sulfite or bisulfite by means of intermediates formation of tetralonesulfonic and tetraloneiminosulfonic acids.

Bucherer reaction - Bucherer-Le Petit naphthol  synthesis - Bucherer-Le Petit  naphthylamine synthesis
Bucherer reaction

References

  • R. Le Petit, Bulletin de la Société Industrielle de Mulhouse 73, 326 (1903).
  • Bucherer, H.T. (1904), Über die Einwirkung schwefligsaurer Salze auf aromatische Amido- und Hydroxylverbindungen. [On the effect of sulfurous acid salts on aromatic amido and hydroxyl compounds.] J. Prakt. Chem., 69: 49-91. https://doi.org/10.1002/prac.19040690105
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