Koenigs-Knorr reaction

What is Koenigs-Knorr reaction?

The Koenigs-Knorr reaction, also referred to as Koenigs-Knorr glycosidation, is a chemical process that involves the conversion of acetylated glycosyl halides and alcohols or phenols into glycosides in the presence of silver salts. During the reaction, there is a change in the configuration of the molecule, known as inversion of configuration.

Koenigs-Knorr reaction - general reaction scheme - Koenigs-Knorr glycosidation
Koenigs-Knorr reaction