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I have looked up these references to read them. These have been posted before.
phenyl-2-chloropropane 100% from cumene, chlorine, CO2, light (Chem. Ber., 89, 2641, (1956))
Correction: 2-phenyl-2-chloropropane is produced not the 1,...2... isomer
Meth by alkylation of Amphetamine from N-benylidene and methyl iodide heated at 100*C for a couple hours, followed by hydrolysis w/aq NaOH (JACS, 62, 922, (1940)
This is correct. If the interest exists, I will post details on the procedure.
Bennies or Meth ~ 50% from the chloropropane, alcohol sat. with NH3 or MeNH3 cooked in an autoclave (bomb) at 160*C for 9hours. (JACS, 68, 1009 (1946)
This one is also correct. Will post details if interest exists.
Amphetamine- 91% from aniline, sodium borohydride, acetone, sodium acetate and acetic acid. (JOC, 28, 3259, (1963)
I'm posting the procedure and products for a similar reaction. I don't think that amphetamine can be produced using this method. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
NaBH4 (2g) was added in (30mg) portions over 10 minutes to a stirred solution in n-butylamine (1ml, 10.1mmols), NaAc-3H2O (2.7g), HOAc (8.4ml), acetone (5ml) and water (25ml) at 0*C. Mix made alkaline, product extracted with ether, washed, and crystallized as the HCl salt.
0.96g, 63%, MP: 197-198*C Lit: 195-196*C
Similar to the above but used alanine as amine + 6ml of ethanol to dissolve aniline.
amine 1.35g (91%) the benzamide had; MP: 62-65*C, Lit: 63-65*C