Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents
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2010. Eder Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 952–953.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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