Author Topic: eugenol demethylation  (Read 18710 times)

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how to find the good stuff
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2004, 04:26:00 AM »
where do you find this stuff?

The Schöpf article was found in

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(lugh: "Dictionary of Organic Compounds Entry", Chemistry Discourse)
, but I usually find stuff by back-tracing the references from all articles of interest, as well as checking Beilstein to find new leads when searching.


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Some questions for those in the know,
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2004, 09:45:00 PM »
Eugenol demethylation via pyridine.HCl ala microwave.

What is the (general) mechanism for this reaction; is MeCl gas the main by product?

If so, can this be passed into a saturated alcoholic solution of NH3 to form methylamine?

Can one assume that the pyridine simply be distilled and gassed (HCl) for another go.

Thanks for your time


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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2004, 06:09:00 AM »
SWID too was wondering if someone would answer the question posted immeadiately above pertaining to the reaction mechanism involved in the pyridine*HCl/microwave demethylation of eugenol.

Also, SWID has read the original thread by startinout, and noted that no one actually confirmed his results.  He didn't even confirm his results.  Has anyone attempted the eugenol/pyridineHCl/microwave method since 2000 and actually had success?

Finally, SWID would love to get an update from Cadenza on his progress.  SWID is also a bit curious how pyridineHCl would fare in a two phase aqueous system.

Thanks.  :)