A Reinvestigation of the Reaction of Salicylideneaniline with Potassium Cyanide

Abdel Hamid Harhash, Afaf Abdel Aziz El-Bannani
1976 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. B, A journal of chemical sciences  
Treatment of salicylidene-anils with potassium cyanide in acetic acid affords 1:1 adducts shown to be the hydrocyano derivatives. When the reaction is conducted in alcohol, salicylidene derivatives of 2-amino-3-arylaminobenzofurans or α-arylamino-o-hydroxyphenylacetamides are formed depending on the molar ratio of the reactants. The formation of the products and the previously reported structures are discussed.
doi:10.1515/znb-1976-0418 fatcat:wcofnkbu7rftpayekfhqwgq5km