psycosmo (Newbee)
05-06-02 22:40
No 305521
      Phenethylamine via Leuckart  Bookmark   

Anybody see any reason why phenethylamine couldnt by made from phenylacetealdeyde use the Leukart Reaction with formamide and formic acid?
(Chief Bee)
05-06-02 23:40
No 305538
      PhCH2CHO  Bookmark   

Phenylacetaldehyde polymerizes easily, and the Leuckart reaction involves high temperatures and harsh reaction conditions, so it is very possible that the yield from such a reaction wouldn't be especially appealing.