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Reaction Index:

Name Reactions in Organic Chemistry

Chemistry, since the times of Antoine Lavoiser, has made efforts to systematically name chemical compounds, however, it has not been very successful in developing a nomenclature of chemical reactions. The IUPAC Commission on Physical Organic Chemistry has recommended a system for naming not reactions but transformations - a transformation shows only the substrate and product, whereas a reaction includes all the reactants. Apparently this has its merits, but it has not been widely accepted yet.

Consequently, many reactions are known by the name of the scientists who discovered, popularized or studied them. This is a list of such reactions, with the hope of building a database containing a graphical abstract and the original reference for each one of them. The graphical abstracts have been created by Softshell's ChemWeb program.

Contributions from the chemical community are welcome , as well as any comments or suggestions.

[ A ]- [ B ]- [ C ]- [ D ]- [ E ]- [ F ]- [ G ]- [ H ]- [ I ]- [ J ]- [ K ]- [ L ]- [ M ]- [ N ]- [ O ]- [ P ]- [ Q ]- [ R ]- [ S ]- [ T ]- [ U ]- [ V ]- [ W ]- [ Y ]- [ Z ]

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The initial list was compiled from the following books:





given by:
The Homepage for Chemists
and
Rolf Claessen's Chemistry Index


Conceived by Bogdan Bogdanov

Maintained by Bogdan Bogdanov , Zoran Zdravkovski and Kiril Hristovski

Created October 4, 1996; last updated May 18, 1997.

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