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Review | Regular issue | Vol 43, No. 5, 1996, pp.1083-1118
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/REV-95-475
The Chemistry of Trichloroacetonitrile

Sherif M. Sherif and Ayman W. Erian*

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, A. R. Egypt


Trichloroacetonitrile (TCAN) is a versatile reagent in organic synthesis which has drawn the interest of synthetic and theortical chemists. In this review, literature reports are organized to fill what was an obvious gap by providing an overview of the subject.