184.108.40.206 Preparation (A-level only)
Primary aliphatic amines can be prepared by the reaction of ammonia with halogenoalkanes and by the reduction of nitriles.
Aromatic amines, prepared by the reduction of nitro compounds, are used in the manufacture of dyes.
220.127.116.11 Nucleophilic properties (A-level only)
Amines are nucleophiles.
The nucleophilic substitution reactions of ammonia and amines with halogenoalkanes to form primary, secondary, tertiary amines and quaternary ammonium salts.
The use of quaternary ammonium salts as cationic surfactants.
The nucleophilic addition–elimination reactions of ammonia and primary amines with acyl chlorides and acid anhydrides.
Students should be able to outline the mechanisms of:
• these nucleophilic substitution reactions
• the nucleophilic addition–elimination reactions of ammonia and primary amines with acyl chlorides.