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Eder Reaction

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr205

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Eder Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 205:952–953.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The photochemical reduction of mercuric chloride to calomel by oxalates is generally referred to as the Eder reaction. This reaction has been reported to be a chain reaction of great energy efficiency and is often used in actinometry. Various inhibitors, photochemical sensitizers, and inducers have been screened out for the optimum yield of the reaction.

Keywords:

  • mercuric chloride;
  • oxalates;
  • potassium trioxalatocobaltiate;
  • actinometry