Sodium Cyanoborohydride Definition:
A selective reducing agent (NaBH3CN) that can be used for reductive amination.
Sodium Cyanoborohydride Explained:
Sodium Borohydrite would give a hydride ion to a ketone or an aldehyde. To be able to from a ketone or aldehyde, the nucleophile must attack the carbonyl. The ketone or aldehyde that has an electrophilic carbon, a nucleophile must initiate it’s action so that the reaction may occur.