The reaction of zinc ethyl has been studied with two monochloroamines and six dichloroamines in diethyl ether solution and in petroleum ether solution. The following yields illustrate the results obtained with dichloroamines in the two solvents. With i-amyldichloroamine in ether solution a 16 percent yield of i-amylethylamine was formed while in petroleum ether a 42 percent yield of this compound was obtained. There was no evidence of the formation of tertiary amines with any of the dichloroamines used. With the monochloroamines of the type R2NCl the yields of tertiary amines were very small.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Coleman, George H. and Andersen, Hans P.
"The Reaction of Chloroamines with Zinc Alkyls,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 39(1), 176-176.
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