Letts nitrile synthesis

What is Letts nitrile synthesis?

The Letts nitrile synthesis is a chemical reaction that results in the formation of nitriles through the heating of aromatic carboxylic acids with metal thiocyanates.

Letts nitrile synthesis
Letts nitrile synthesis

References

Letts, E.A. (1872), Neue Bildungsweisen der Amide und Nitrile. [New modes of formation of amides and nitriles.] Ber. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 5: 669-674. https://doi.org/10.1002/cber.18720050228

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