The oxidative decyanation of secondary nitriles to ketones was effected by trapping nitrile anions with molecular oxygen, reducing the resulting α-hydroperoxynitriles to cyanohydrins with stannous chloride, and converting the cyanohydrins to ketones with sodium hydroxide.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1975|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry