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R-CHOH-CN; addition compounds of HCN and aldehydes.
Synonym(s): cyanalcohols
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During the consequent fermentation, roots are softened, the disintegration of the tissue structures result in the contact of linamarin with linamarase and subsequent hydrolysis to glucose and cyanohydrins which easily break down to ketone and hydrocyanic acid (Cooke, 1978).