Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Wolff Rearrangement

Description: Treatment of an acyl halide with diazomethane (CH2N2) followed by heating with water leads to the formation of a new carboxylic acid where the chain is extended by one carbon. This is called the Wolff rearrangement.
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