Carbonyl Addition - Loss of carbonyl oxygen

Imine formation

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Imines are formed when any primary amine reacts with an aldehyde or ketone under appropriate conditions. Imine formation requires an acid catalyst, otherwise the reaction is very slow. The acid is needed for the elimination of water.

 

 

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