Wurtz-Fittig reaction

What is Wurtz-Fittig reaction?

The Wurtz-Fittig reaction is a chemical process that involves the coupling of an alkyl halide and an aryl halide with sodium to form alkylated aromatic hydrocarbons.

Wurtz-Fittig reaction - sodium
Wurtz-Fittig reaction


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