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Organic Chemistry Hantzch Synthesis

  1. May 24, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know the answer has to be a or c because you need the ammonia to make this reaction happen but I don't know whether you would want to use 3-oxobutanenitrile or butanoyl cyanide. Thanks
     
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  3. May 25, 2012 #2
    Consider the mechanism at e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hantzsch_pyridine_synthesis - can you label the various functional groups?
     
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