Nitrogen trichloride reacts with Grignard reagents to produce primary amines, ammonia, and a small amount of secondary amines. No tertiary amine was isolated. The percentage yield of these products obtained in a typical reaction with n-butyl magnesium chloride were as follows: n-butyl amine 35%, ammonia 15%, and di-n-butyl amine 3%.
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Coleman, George H. and Buchanan, Marion A.
"Nitrogen Trichloride and Grignard Reagents,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 38(1), 168-168.
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