Cyanohydrins are intermediates for the synthesis of -hydroxy acids and their derivatives. 2-hydroxyaldehydes and ketones, 2-aminoalcohols and hydantoins. These substances are mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry as intermediates. Some cyanohydrins, such as acetone cyanohydrin, are used as cyanating agents in organic synthesis.
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Methyl ethyl ketone cyanohydrin is a raw material for the production of a polymerization initiator used in the manufacture of specialty materials.
3-phenoxybenzaldehyde cyanohydrin is an intermediate in the production of pyrethroids, which are analogues of natural insecticides.
Mandelonitrile is a raw material for the production of mandelic acid (used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals) or for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.