Decarboxylative cyanation and azidation of carboxylic acids: An overview

Document Type : Review Article


College of Health Sciences, University of Human Development, Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan region of Iraq


The present review gives an overview over the synthesis of organic nitriles and azides through the decarboxylative cyanation and azidation of carboxylic acids, respectively. Mechanistic features of the reactions are considered and discussed in detail.

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Decarboxylative cyanation and azidation of carboxylic acids: An overview


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