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Kochi reaction

The Kochi reaction is an organic reaction for the decarboxylation of carboxylic acids to alkyl halides with lead tetraacetate and a lithium chloride or other lithium salts [1].

The reaction is a variation of the Hunsdiecker reaction.


  1. ^ A New Method for Halodecarboxylation of Acids Using Lead(IV) Acetate Jay K. Kochi J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 1965; 87(11); 2500-2502. doi:10.1021/ja01089a041
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