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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