williamson synthesis

williamson synthesis
Usage: usually capitalized W
Etymology: after Alexander W. Williamson died 1904
: a method of synthesizing ethers by reaction of a sodium alkoxide with a halogen derivative of a hydrocarbon (as an alkyl halide)

ethyl cellulose is made by the Williamson synthesis

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