777. A novel reduction of nitriles to aldehydes

O. G. Backeberg*, B. Staskun

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Nitriles are conveniently reduced to aldehydes by sodium hypophosphite and Raney nickel in aqueous acetic acid or aqueous acetic acid-pyridine at room temperature and pressure. A modification of this procedure serves as a convenient qualitative test for nitriles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3961-3963
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)
Publication statusPublished - 1962


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