Diagram Showing Synthesis of Vanillin from Guaiacol

Diagram of Chemical Reaction showing Guaiacol on left, arrow pointing right with KOH/CHCl3 written above, and Vanillin on rightView Full Resolution

This diagram shows an (incomplete) reaction depicting the synthesis of Vanillin from Guaiacol, using a catalyst of Potassium Hydroxide or Chloroform.
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