Ozone had no effect on diphenylethyleneimine. The benzoyl derivative was prepared in pyridine by the action of benzoyl chloride. In dilute sodium hydroxide the same reagent formed α-β-diphenyl-β-chloroethylamine. This compound was changed to benzoyl diphenylethyleneimine by heating with alcoholic sodium ethylate. On being heated to 225° diphenylethyleneimine rearranged to benzalbenzylamine. A number of experiments were tried in an attempt to prepare aminoethenes but the results were not conclusive.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Coleman, George H. and Waugh, G. P.
"Some Reactions of Diphenyletyleneimine and Attempts to Prepare Aminoethenes,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 115-115.
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