Definition of cyanohydrin in English:

cyanohydrin

Syllabification: cy·a·no·hy·drin
Pronunciation: /ˌsīənōˈhīdrin, sīˌanō-
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • An organic compound containing a carbon atom linked to both a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group.
    More example sentences
    • Formaldehyde reacts with the sodium cyanide to form formaldehyde cyanohydrin.
    • Optically active cyanohydrins with high levels of enantiomeric purity were obtained following a simple procedure.
    • Additionally, optically active catalysts based on lanthanides for the asymmetric synthesis of cyanohydrins have been reported in the literature.

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