Title: Methyleneaminoacetonitrile
CAS Registry Number: 109-82-0
Additional Names: a-Hydroformamine cyanide
Molecular Formula: C3H4N2
Molecular Weight: 68.08
Percent Composition: C 52.93%, H 5.92%, N 41.15%
Line Formula: CH2=NCH2CN
Literature References: The actual molecular formula is C9H12N6: Johnson, Rinehart, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 46, 768, 1653 (1924). Prepd by the action of formaldehyde on a mixture of ammonium chloride, potassium cyanide and acetic acid: Adams, Langley, Org. Synth. coll. vol. I (2nd ed., 1941) p 355.
Derivative Type: Trimeric form
Properties: Orthorhombic crystals from alc or acetone, mp 129°. Sol in hot water, alc; slightly sol in benzene.
Melting point: mp 129°

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