Bucherer-Bergs reaction

The Bucherer-Bergs reaction is the chemical reaction of carbonyl compounds (or cyanohydrins) with ammonium carbonate and potassium cyanide to give hydantoins. The reaction is named after Hans Theodor Bucherer.

References

Characterisation and X-ray crystallography of products from the Bucherer–Bergs reaction of methyl 2,3-O-isopropylidene-α-D-pentodialdo-1,4-furanoside
Carbohydrate ResearchVolume 338, Issue 1910 September 2003Pages 1917-1924
Júlia Micová, Bohumil Steiner, Miroslav Koós, Vratislav Langer, Dalma Gyepesová

 

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