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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L-ephedrine is an ingredient ofpharmaceutical preparations used as antiasthmaticsand decongestants (Rogers et al., 1998).1-hydroxy-1-phenyl-2-propanone can beprepared by chemical synthesis from cyanohydrins (Brusse et al., 1988; Jackson et al., 1990) but it is prepared industrially by the biotransformation of benzaldehyde (Netrval and Vojtisek, 1982).
AND VAN DER GEN, A., 1988.Bioorganic synthesis of optically active cyanohydrins andacyloins.