Understanding solid/solid organic reactions.

@article{Rothenberg2001UnderstandingSO,
  title={Understanding solid/solid organic reactions.},
  author={Gadi Rothenberg and A P Downie and Colin L Raston and Janet L Scott},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={123 36},
  pages={8701-8}
}
The concept of an organic reaction between two macroscopic solid particles is investigated. Thus, we study several reactions that have been recently reported to proceed "in the solid phase" and clearly show that, in most cases, grinding the two solid reactants together results in the formation of a liquid phase. This is true both for catalytic transformations (e.g., aldol condensations and oligomerization of benzylic compounds) and for noncatalytic reactions (Baeyer-Villiger oxidations… CONTINUE READING

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