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

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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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Murahashi, S. I., Naota, T., & Nakajima, N. (1985). Ruthenium catalyzed oxidation of cyanohydrins to acyl cyanides useful reagents for selective N-benzoylation of aminoalcohols. Tetrahedron Letters, 26(7), 925–928. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(00)61966-4

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