Ruthenium catalyzed oxidation of cyanohydrins to acyl cyanides useful reagents for selective N-benzoylation of aminoalcohols

  • Murahashi S
  • Naota T
  • Nakajima N
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Abstract

Ruthenium catalyzed oxidation of cyanohydrins with tert-butyl hydroperoxide gives the corresponding acyl cyanides in good to excellent yields. Acyl cyanides thus obtained are useful reagents for selective N-benzoylation of aminoalcohols. © 1985.

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Authors

  • Shun Ichi Murahashi

  • Takeshi Naota

  • Nobuyuki Nakajima

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