Stephen aldehyde synthesis

What is Stephen aldehyde synthesis?

The Stephen aldehyde synthesis is a chemical process that is utilized to transform nitriles into aldehydes. The reaction involves treating the nitrile with a combination of stannous chloride, SnCl2, and hydrochloric acid, HCl, resulting in the formation of an imine salt complex that is then hydrolyzed to produce the aldehyde. This method is primarily applied to produce aromatic aldehydes.

Stephen aldehyde synthesis
Stephen aldehyde synthesis

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