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Butadiene can be directly hydrocyanated to adiponitrile. The Du Pont process uses nickel catalysts. The reaction is stepwise.

Alternative methods proceed via chlorination followed by cyanide substitution.

Alan Heaton (Ed.) An Introduction to Industrial Chemistry, Blackie (1996)

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Electrophilic Protonation
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Industrial Process: Organic

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