How is ethyl amine prepared from methyl iodide?
Methyl iodide reacts with alcoholic solution of potassium cyanide (KCN) to give ethane nitrile (or methyl cyanide) as the major product with a small amount of potassium iodide.
Ethane nitrile (or methyl cyanide) on reduction with sodium and alcohol (Mendius reaction) forms ethyl amine.
Concept: Amines - Preparation of Amines
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