Kiliani-Fischer synthesis

What is Kiliani-Fischer synthesis?

The Kiliani-Fischer synthesis, also known as the Kiliani-Fischer cyanohydrin synthesis, is a chemical process used to extend the carbon atom chain of aldoses by treating them with cyanide. The synthesis involves the hydrolysis of the resulting cyanohydrins, followed by the reduction of the lactone to produce the homologous aldose.

Kiliani-Fischer synthesis - Kiliani-Fischer cyanohydrin synthesis
Kiliani-Fischer synthesis