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Cyanogen formation during asymmetric cyanohydrin synthesis

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael North, Marta Omedes Pujol



During asymmetric cyanohydrin synthesis catalysed by vanadium(V) oxo(salen) complexes, the catalysts are reduced to vanadium(IV) oxo(salen) as determined by EPR spectroscopy; the reducing agent is cyanide which is oxidised to cyanogen via a non-radical mechanism.

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Author(s): Chechik V, Conte M, Dransfield T, North M, Omedes-Pujol M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2010

Volume: 46

Issue: 19

Pages: 3372-3374

Print publication date: 01/01/2010

Date deposited: 22/06/2010

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/c001703e


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