Reduction to amines [LiAlH4]

Reduction to amines [LiAlH4] Reduction to amines [LiAlH4] Definition: Lithium aluminum hydride, LiAlH4 [but NOT sodium borohydride, NaBH4] can reduce nitriles to primary amines. Reduction to amines [LiAlH4] Explained: Treatment of nitriles with a…

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Hydrolysis to carboxylic acids

Hydrolysis to carboxylic acids Hydrolysis to carboxylic acids Definition: Addition of water and acid to a nitrile leads to the formation of a carboxylic acid. Hydrolysis to carboxylic acids Explained: Nitriles can be hydrolyzed by acid or base to give the corresponding…

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