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The preparation of aryl nitriles The use of microwave heating as a tool for methodology development

DIANDRA M. RUDZINSKI, NICHOLAS E. LEADBEATER*
*Corresponding author
University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry, 55 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3060, USA

Abstract

We present a perspective from our research group onthe cyanation of aryl halides and show how recentdevelopments incorporating microwave heating andnon-toxic sources of cyanide have opened up simple-tousemethods for the synthesis of aryl nitriles.