Q 12.15     How will you bring about the following conversions in not more than two steps?

      (viii)      Benzaldehyde to α-hydroxy phenyl acetic acid

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M manish

Nucleophilic reaction of benzaldehyde with NaCN in presence of HCl gives benzaldehyde cyanohydrine, which on acidic hydrolysis formed α-Hydroxyphenylacetic acid

 

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