Author Topic: dialkylamines from ethers  (Read 832 times)

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dialkylamines from ethers
« on: May 01, 2004, 11:04:00 PM »
i once read that a dialkylamine was produced from passing an ether over alumina with ammonia at an elevated temperature. the reaction would probably be thermodynamically favorable but the mechanics of such a reaction confuse me. is this reaction known, regarding reaction conditions and is it general for ethers.

Rhodium

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In my opinion, it would probably be an SN2...
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 11:37:00 PM »
In my opinion, it would probably be an SN2 reaction. The high temperatures and the catalysts are needed due to alkoxides being so terribly bad leaving groups.