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Cyanide ions react with beta-propiolactone at the softer alkyl carbon centre.

The Hard Soft Acids Bases (HSAB) Principle and Organic Chemistry, T-S. Ho, Chem. Rev., 1975, 75, 1-20

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Ambidentate Behaviour: Selectivity of beta-propiolactone
Substitution: Nucleophilic Second Order

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