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Delépine Reaction

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr185

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Delépine Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 185:865–867.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The preparation of primary aliphatic amines by acidic hydrolysis of quaternary amines formed from alkyl halides and urotropine (i.e., hexamethylene tetramine) is known as Delépine reaction. This reaction has an importance in the conversion of alkyl halides into primary amines.

Keywords:

  • quaternary amines;
  • alkyl halides;
  • urotropine;
  • primary amines