SN2 of Cyanide with Alkyl Halides to give Nitriles

by James

Description: Alkyl halides (or tosylates) will react with cyanide ion to give alkyl cyanides (nitriles) in an SN2 reaction. Content available for Reactionguide members only. Not a member? Get access for about 30 cents / day!

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Daniel Madulu Shadrack

the work is good, i real like it.


Robert Toft


The first example reaction is for acetal formation…not alkyl halides for nitriles. Other than that, this is fantastic! Finally understand reactions properly! :)


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