Hydroxy Nitriles - OCR

Revision notes on hydroxy nitrates (Chains, Ring and Spec. module) for A2 Chemistry.

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Hydroxy Nitriles
Reduction of HydroxyNitrile
Hydrolysis of HydroxyNitrile
to form HydroxyCarboxylic acids
As the Cat. is present at the end of the reaction, it reacts with NH3
Stereo Isomers-
Same molecular formula but different 3D arrangement in space
If we make Lactic Acid in the lab, synthetic lactic acid, we get both isomers but only half works as
anti-wrinkle cream
Different shape
different `enzyme' reactions
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