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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.

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(Biochemistry) any of a class of organic compounds containing a cyanide group and a hydroxyl group bound to the same carbon atom
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(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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When the possible risks of the filter and its cleaning on human health are examined, the polymer film filter in the tobacco unit is observed to easily melt during use (90[degrees]C), and even though in low amounts formaldehyde cyanohydrin, which is a very toxic substance, is formed.
Analysis of the polymer-film filter showed release of formaldehyde cyanohydrin at 90 degrees Celsius, which is well below the maximum temperature reached during normal usage.
The interaction of cyanohydrin of 1-(2-ethoxyethyl)-4oxopiperidine 2, obtained with 67.5% yield from 1, with ammonium carbonate gives the compound 3HCl with 24% yield (Scheme 1).
Gelman et al., "Efficient synthesis of cyanohydrin trimethylsilyl ethers via 1,2-chemoselective cyanosilylation of carbonyls," Green Chemistry, vol.
In order to provide the cyanohydrins, first sulfonic is produced which is a sediment and then by adding potassium cyanide to the sulfonic compound, the nitrile group is replaced and the compound of 4-t-butyl-2-(Npiperidinomethyl)cyanocyclohexane is obtained which had active optical chiral centers and is a new analog of active optical cyanohydrin family.