Sodium Cyanoborohydride

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.