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#1 2010-01-23 01:24:05

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Addition of hydrogen cyanide to a ketone and its reversal

For the addition of cyanide to a ketone to form the cyanohydrin, it is usually indicated as occurring under acidic conditions. For further explanation, the following is excerpted from A Handbook of Organic Chemistry Mechanisms, available at http://www.curvedarrowpress.com/ or Amazon.com

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