The Bucherer–Bergs reaction is the chemical reaction of carbonyl compounds (aldehydes or ketones) or cyanohydrins with ammonium carbonate and potassium cyanide to give hydantoins. The reaction is named after Hans Theodor Bucherer. Overall Reaction ==Reaction Mechanism== The addition of KCN to the carbonyl compound gives rise to the cyanohydrin.
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