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 (sī′ə-nō-hī′drĭn, sī-ăn′ō-)
An organic compound or functional group containing both a CN group and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms.


(Biochemistry) any of a class of organic compounds containing a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group bound to the same carbon atom


(ˌsaɪ ə noʊˈhaɪ drɪn, saɪˌæn oʊ-)

an organic compound containing both the cyanogen and hydroxyl groups.
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Noun1.cyanohydrin - any organic compound in which the cyano radical -CN and the hydroxyl radical -OH are attached to the same carbon atom
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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Amination the cyanohydrin with ammonia or other amines causes production of alpha-amino-nitriles which are widely used for synthesizing the alpha amino acids.
When cells are damaged, enzymes hydrolyze these glucosides, releasing cyanide via cyanohydrin intermediates.
PTTAC's AN plant is the world's first propane-process plant, which uses propane directly as feedstock, and its MMA plant is an acetone cyanohydrin (ACH) process plant, which uses byproduct hydrogen cyanide from the AN plant as feedstock.
Natural glycosides containing allopyranose from the passion fruit plant and circular dichroism of benzaldehyde cyanohydrin glycosides.