The study of possible formation pathways to benzonitrile has focused on the reaction of CN radical
with benzene and includes experimental and/or theoretical studies by
Lee et al.,
Cooke et al.,
Trevitt et al.,
Balucani et al.
Benzonitrile is one of the many cyano compounds
detected in space to date. It is also
known as cyanobenzene and phenyl cyanide.