Urech cyanohydrin method

What is Urech cyanohydrin method?

The Urech cyanohydrin method involves the creation of cyanohydrin by adding alkali cyanide to the carbonyl group, with the presence of acetic acid.

Urech cyanohydrin method - Ultee cyanohydrin method

Meanwhile, the Ultée cyanohydrin method is named for the reaction of the carbonyl compound with anhydrous hydrogen cyanide in the presence of a basic catalyst, which also leads to the formation of cyanohydrin.

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