A direct conversion of esters to nitriles

Jeffrey L. Wood, Nazir A. Khatri, Steven M. Weinreb

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Treatment of an ester with dimethylaluminum amide {A figure is presented} in refluxing xylene produces a nitrile in good yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4907-4910
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number51
StatePublished - 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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