Pschorr reaction

What is Pschorr reaction?

Pschorr reaction is the synthesis of phenanthrene derivatives from diazotized α-aryl-o-aminocinnamic acids by intramolecular arylation.

Pschorr reaction - general reaction scheme
Pschorr reaction


Pschorr, R. (1896), Neue Synthese des Phenanthrens und seiner Derivate. [New synthesis of phenanthrene and its derivativesBer. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 29: 496-501.