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.


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