NMR observation of hydrolysis of acetonitrile to acetamide catalyzed by binuclear silver cryptate.

@article{Luo2000NMROO,
  title={NMR observation of hydrolysis of acetonitrile to acetamide catalyzed by binuclear silver cryptate.},
  author={R S Luo and Xubin Mao and Z. Q. Pan and Qi Hui Luo},
  journal={Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy},
  year={2000},
  volume={56A 9},
  pages={
          1675-80
        }
}
NMR analyses (TOCSY, HMQC and DOSY) indicate that, in the presence of water, acetonitrile is exclusively hydrolyzed to acetamide catalyzed by bisilver cryptate complex, which contains coordinating acetonitrile molecule.