I'm proposing the creation of a new tag: named-reactions. It doesn't currently exist, and would be easy to apply to common name reactions by simply running a search for the most common, and then applying it to all future questions as necessary.
Rationale for creating the tag
Named reactions are a big part of learning organic chemistry, and there are an awful lot of them to remember.
So important is the topic that entire books have been written specifically covering various name reactions (I think this was one metric for determining whether something should have its own tag, 'is there a book written about it?'):
- Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis, Kurti and Czazko
- Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents, Wang
- Name Reactions, a Collection of Detailed Mechanisms and Synthetic Applications, Li
The tag would be applied along with other relevant ones such as organic-chemistry and reaction-mechanism, to help users find questions specifically relating to name reactions, applications and mechanisms (going one step further would be individual tags for individual name reactions but this would probably just create a lot of tags with very few questions/answers).
I think that actually, we already have some great answers related to several name reactions, and in theory, this would help people find them (almost like a book of name reactions in itself).
Existing questions falling into this catagory
There are actually a lot of questions that fit, but to name a few that I've came across in the last few weeks which I feel would benefit from named-reactions: