McFadyen-Stevens reaction

What is McFadyen-Stevens reaction?

The McFadyen-Stevens reaction is a chemical reaction that involves the thermal decomposition of acylbenzenesulfonylhydrazines in the presence of a base catalyst. This reaction results in the formation of aldehydes as the primary product.

McFadyen-Stevens reaction
McFadyen-Stevens reaction

References

J.S. McFadyen, T.S. Stevens, “A new method for the conversion of acids into aldehydesJ. Chem. Soc., 1936, 584-587
DOI: 10.1039/JR9360000584

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