write mechanism of foll. reaction nBuBr + KCN ---------> nBuCN in the presence of EtOH-H2O

Asked by rishita gajbhiye | 18th Feb, 2011, 08:38: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
Haloalkanes react with alcoholic solution of potassium cyanide (KCN) to give alkane nitriles or alkyl cyanides as the major products along with a small amount of alkyl isocyanides.
The mechanism is as follows
The Nu is CN and the R' is CH2CH2CH3 and R" and R"' are H.
We hope that clarifies your query.

Answered by  | 18th Feb, 2011, 11:49: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.