Return to Contents  Chapter 20: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives. Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution  Ch 20 contents

Reduction of Nitriles
(for more detail see Chapter 22)

reduction of nitrile to primary amine
Reactions usually in Et2O or THF followed by H3O+work-up

Reaction type: Nucleophilic Addition


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