The Oxidative Decyanation of Secondary Nitriles via α-Hydroperoxynitriles

Sandra J. Selikson, David S. Watt

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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