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Chemistry Resources: Chemical & Physical Properties

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Chemical Name Reactions

Chemists often refer to a particular type of reaction by name. Often, the reaction is given the names of the chemists who discovered, improved or promoted that particular reaction. Examples: Diels-Alder reaction, Claisen rearrangement, Sharpless epoxidation.

I have the name of a reaction; how do I find out what the chemical reaction is?

Some good starting points:

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