Asymmetric Hydrocyanation of Aldehydes in Crystalline β-Cyclodextrin Complexes

Helen Gountzos, W. Roy Jackson, Kevin J. Harrington

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Exposure of crystalline β-cyclodextrin complexes of aldehydes to hydrogen cyanide gives cyanohydrins in moderate to good yields. The hydrocyanation reaction displayed enantioselection, and the cyanohydrins were formed with optical yields in the range from 0 to 33%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1140
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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