Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH)
CAS No.: 75-86-5
EC No.: 200-909-4
EC / List name: 2-Hydroxy-2-methylpropanenitrile
Acetone cyanohydrins are organic compounds which contain both cyano and hydroxyl groups linked to the same carbon atom usually.
Acetone cyanohydrins are obtained from the reactions of aldehydes (or ketones) with hydrogen cyanide in base.
They are versatile intermediates for the synthesis of organic compounds including amino nitriles; alpha-hydroxy acids, esters and amides; alpha-, beta- unsaturated acids, esters, nitriles as well as beta-aminoalcohols.
|Product name||Appearance||Assay, %, no less than||HCN , %, max||Specification|
|Acetone cyanohydrin||Clear, yellowish liquid with
Cyanohydrin technical is used to manufacture insecticides, pharmaceuticals and flavouring agents. It is an important intermediate to prepare methacrylic acid and methacrylates, as well for production of Azo-initiators.