p-Nitrobenzyl Cyanide
Title: p-Nitrobenzyl Cyanide
CAS Registry Number: 555-21-5
CAS Name: 4-Nitrobenzeneacetonitrile
Additional Names: p-nitrophenylacetonitrile; p-nitro-a-tolunitrile
Molecular Formula: C8H6N2O2
Molecular Weight: 162.15
Percent Composition: C 59.26%, H 3.73%, N 17.28%, O 19.73%
Line Formula: NO2C6H4CH2CN
Literature References: Prepd by the action of concd nitric acid on benzyl cyanide: Robertson, Org. Synth. 2, 57 (1922).
Properties: Elongated prisms from alcohol. mp 117°. Insol in water; sol in alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp 117°
Use: In the prepn of p-nitrophenylacetic acid.

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