n20/D 1.501 (lit.)
196 °C (lit.)
1.073 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
human ... PON1(5444)
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The Fries rearrangement reaction is an organic name reaction which involves the conversion of phenolic esters into hydroxyaryl ketones on heating in the presence of a catalyst. Suitable catalysts for this reaction are Brønsted or Lewis acids such as HF, AlCl3, BF3, TiCl4, or SnCl4. The Fries rearrangement reaction is an ortho, para-selective reaction, and is used in the preparation of acyl phenols. This organic reaction has been named after German chemist Karl Theophil Fries.