cyanohydrins

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cy·a·no·hy·drins

(sī'an-ō-hī'drinz),
R-CHOH-CN; addition compounds of HCN and aldehydes.
Synonym(s): cyanalcohols
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Acetonitrile is used by Ineos as a pharmaceutical solvent, and Lucite International uses Acetone Cyanohydrin in the production of hard plastics.
Further joint ventures with Inoes and Lucite International saw plants built on the site for Acetonitrile and Acetone Cyanohydrin which uses BASF by products as raw materials for further production.
One theory about this outcome speculates that carbonyl groups in the sugar molecules created an immediate antidote by reacting with the poison cyanide to form cyanohydrins.
1-hydroxy-1-phenyl-2-propanone can beprepared by chemical synthesis from cyanohydrins (Brusse et al.