Synthesis 1989; 1989(8): 616-618
DOI: 10.1055/s-1989-27335
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A Facile and High-Yield Synthesis of α-Benzylaminonitriles by A Modified Strecker Reaction

Minas P. Georgiadis* , Serkos A. Haroutounian
  • *Agricultural University of Athens, Chemistry Lab., Iera odos 75, Athens 11855, Greece
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Publication Date:
17 September 2002 (online)

Several α-benzylaminonitriles have been synthesized in high yields by a one-pot reaction of carbonyl compounds with benzylamine, potassium cyanide, and acetic acid in methanol al 60°C for 20 hours