elimination reaction

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Noun1.elimination reaction - a chemical reaction in which a molecule decomposes to two different molecules
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
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Elimination reaction of tetrabromonaphthalene (1) resulted in the formation of 1,3-dibromonaphthalene (2) rather than 1,4-dibomonaphthalene (3).
This issue covers reactions of aldehydes and ketones and their derivatives; reactions of carboxylic, phosphoric and sulfonic acids and their derivatives; oxidation and reduction; carbenes and nitrenes; nucleophilic and electrophilic aromatic substitution; carbocations; nucleophilic aliphatic substitution; carbanions and electrophilic aliphatic substitution; elimination reaction; addition reactions (polar addition and cycloaddition); and molecular rearrangements.
The competing elimination reaction led to product 10 in 30% yield together with monoalkylated product 11.