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How does C2H5ONa helps in the reduction of imines to form alkanes during the Wolff Kishners process???

How does C2H5ONa  helps in the reduction of imines to form alkanes during the Wolff Kishners process???

Grade:11

1 Answers

samarth saxena
37 Points
9 years ago

Step-1 Addition reaction

CH3CH=NR + 2HNNH2 → CH3CH-NHR

|

HNNH2

 

Step- 2 Deprotonation

 

CH3CH-NHR CH3CH-NHR

| + 2C2H5ONa → | + 2C2H5OH + 2Na+

HNNHN=NH

 

Step- 3 Deprotonation

 

CH3CH-NHR

| + C2H5ONa + 2H+ → CH3CH3 + N2 + RNH¯Na+ + C2H5OH

N=NH

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