cyanohydrin


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cyanohydrin

[′sī·ə·nō′hī·drən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound containing the radicals CN and OH. Also known as cyanalcohol.
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Acetonitrile is used by Ineos as a pharmaceutical solvent, and Lucite International uses Acetone Cyanohydrin in the production of hard plastics.
Further joint ventures with Inoes and Lucite International saw plants built on the site for Acetonitrile and Acetone Cyanohydrin which uses BASF by products as raw materials for further production.
Hydrolysis of these glucosides is catalyzed by a [beta]-glucosidase, linamarase and yields glucose and acetone cyanohydrins (Santana et al.