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ILLUSTRATIONS & EXAMPLES OF CANNIZZARO REACTION


(1) Formaldehyde is disproportionated to formic acid and methyl alcohol in strong alkali.
(2) Benzaldehyde can be converted to benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol.
(3) Furfural gives furoic acid and furfuryl alcohol in presence of strong alkali.

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