HELL VOLHARD ZELINSKY (HVZ) REACTION

HELL – VOLHARD ZELINSKY (HVZ) REACTION

Carboxylic acids having an α-hydrogen are halogenated at the α-position on treatment with chlorine (Cl) or bromine (Br) in the presence of small amount of red phosphorus to give α-halocarboxylic acid. This reaction is known as HELL – VOLHARD ZELINSKY (HVZ) REACTION.

HELL – VOLHARD ZELINSKY (HVZ) REACTION
HVZ Reaction



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