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Reduction of Nitriles to Amines

ChemieOrganische ChemieReduktionsreaktionen

This learning unit introduces methods to reduce nitriles to amines using lithium aluminium hydride or diisobutyl aluminium hydride. The differences of the two mechanisms are pointed out, as well as the applications of this reaction in industry.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Mechanism of the reduction with DIBAL and LAH
  • Industrial relevance

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

reduction, amine