Base Hydrolysis of Coordinated Acetonitrile

Buckingham, D. A., Keene, F. R., and Sargeson, A. M. (1973) Base Hydrolysis of Coordinated Acetonitrile. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 95 (17). pp. 5649-5652.

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The base hydrolysis of acetonitrile to acetamide is catalyzed by a factor of 2 X l0(6) on coordination to CO(NH3)5 8+. Hydroxide appears to attack the carbon atom of the nitrile group, while in a separate and concurrent process the methyl protons exchange. On addition of acid to the acetamido complex produced, protonation occurs on the carbonyl oxygen (pKa = 3.02; μ = 1.0 M, NaC104; T = 25°) rather than on the amide nitrogen atom.

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