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Yes, according to Kiritsis et al. [1] it is possible to mesylate cyanohydrins. The paper by Bracco et al. [2] has a number of relevant examples such as protection of the cyanohydrin by O-silylation followed by Grignard addition and O-triflation followed by Suzuki coupling of the triflate with arylboronic acid. It also shows that the −OH group may also be ...


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according to wikipedia : Tollens' reagent (chemical formula Ag(NH3)2OH) is a chemical reagent used to distinguish between aldehydes and ketone functional groups along with some alpha-hydroxy ketones which can tautomerize into aldehydes you could handle this problem considering the first step in tollen's test which is a redox reaction : For tollen's test ...


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