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DIRECT SYNTHESIS OF TERTIARY AMINES IN WATER USING MICROWAVES

Citation:

Varma*, R S. AND Ju**,Y. DIRECT SYNTHESIS OF TERTIARY AMINES IN WATER USING MICROWAVES. Presented at 227th ACS , New Orleans, LA, March 28 - April 01, 2004.

Impact/Purpose:

To inform the public

Description:

A direct synthesis of tertiary amines is presented that proceeds expeditiously via N-alkylation of amines using alkyl halides in alkaline aqueous medium. This environmentally benign reaction is accelerated upon exposure to microwave irradiation resulting in shortened reaction time and minimizing the formation of side products when compared to conventional heating reaction. This general approach may be useful in C-N bond forming reactions and can be extended to the syntheses of heterocyclic amines without using transition metal catalysts.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 03/28/2004
Record Last Revised: 08/15/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 91611

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH