Chemistry:Urech hydantoin synthesis

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Urech hydantoin synthesis
Named after Friedrich Urech
Reaction type Ring forming reaction

The Urech hydantoin synthesis is the chemical reaction of amino acids with potassium cyanate and hydrochloric acid to give hydantoins.[1][2]

The Urech hydantoin synthesis

Reaction mechanism

Urech Hydantoin synthesis

See also


  1. Urech, Friedrich (1873). "XXI. Ueber Lacturaminsäure und Lactylharnstoff". Liebigs Ann. 165: 99. doi:10.1002/jlac.18731650110. 
  2. Ware, Elinor (1950). "The Chemistry of the Hydantoins". Chem. Rev. 46 (3): 403–70. doi:10.1021/cr60145a001. PMID 24537833. 

External links

  • [1] English translation of 1873 German article 'on lactyl amino acids and lactyl ureas' by Friedrich Urech