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preparation of a alcoholic solution of methylamine

oncer - 19-12-2013 at 08:15

first time synthesizing, it seemed way too tedious and had terrible yields. Any other method recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

For synthesis I used the following,

CH3CONH2 + Ca(OCl)2 ----> (CH3CONCl)2Ca + H2O then

(CH3CONCl)2Ca + NaOH ----> CH3NH2 + Na2CO3

Gooferking Science - 19-12-2013 at 08:56

You have the equations provided, but what procedure did you use? Maybe a change to the method used to carry out the reaction could increase yield.