# Role of Ag2O in Wolff rearrangement [closed]

In Wolff rearrangement, what is the role of $$\ce{Ag_{2}O}$$ in migration of alkyl/aryl group?

• There is no agreed mechanism for the Wolff. The most convincing thing to say is that it facilitates the loss of dinitrogen. – Waylander Oct 13 '18 at 20:56
• Will the reaction happen without the presence of Ag2O ? – Esha Manideep Oct 14 '18 at 3:15
• yes, with heat or light. Some rearrangements take place at room temperature – Waylander Oct 14 '18 at 7:59