Saturday, July 28, 2012

zinc cyanide

  • Zinc cyanide is the inorganic chemical compound with the formulaZn(CN)2. It adopts a polymeric structure consisting of tetrahedral zinc centers linked by bridging cyanide ligands.It is a white solid that is used mainly for electroplating zinc but also has more specialized applications for thesynthesis of organic compounds.
  • Zn(CN)2 is employed as a catalyst for the cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones.
  • It is also used to introduce the formyl group in organic synthesis. 2-Hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde has been prepared from 2-naphthol, zinc cyanide, and anhydrous hydrogen chloride.

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