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The von Richter reaction
is the chemical reaction
A chemical reaction is a process that leads to the transformation of one set of chemical substances to another. Chemical reactions can be either spontaneous, requiring no input of energy, or non-spontaneous, typically following the input of some type of energy, such as heat, light or electricity...
of aromatic nitro compound
Nitro compounds are organic compounds that contain one or more nitro functional groups . They are often highly explosive, especially when the compound contains more than one nitro group and is impure. The nitro group is one of the most common explosophores used globally...
s with potassium cyanide
Potassium cyanide is an inorganic compound with the formula KCN. This colorless crystalline compound, similar in appearance to sugar, is highly soluble in water. Most KCN is used in gold mining, organic synthesis, and electroplating. Smaller applications include jewelry for chemical gilding and...
Carboxylation in chemistry is a chemical reaction in which a carboxylic acid group is introduced in a substrate. The opposite reaction is decarboxylation.-Carboxylation in organic chemistry:In organic chemistry many different protocols exist for carboxylation...
ortho to the position of the former nitro group. The reaction is named after Victor von Richter
Victor von Richter was a German chemist and discovered the von Richter reaction.- Workes :* Chemie der Kohlenstoffverbindungen. - Bonn : Cohen, 1894. -References:...
Note: This is not the currently accepted mechanism. For correct mechanism refer Von Richter Case History.