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Conversion of nitriles to carboxylic acids

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  • Nitriles can be converted to carboxylic acid with heating in sulfuric acid. During the reaction an amide intermediate is formed. 

    General Reaction

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    Example

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    Contributors

    Prof. Steven Farmer (Sonoma State University)