Mandelonitrile is a chemical compound of the cyanohydrin class. Small amounts of mandelonitrile occur in the pits of some fruits. == Occurrence == Mandelonitrile is the aglycone part of the cyanogenic glycosides prunasin and amygdalin. The naturally-occurring (R)-(+) enantiomer finds use as an intermediate in the preparation of optically active α...
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