Reductive Amination

by James

Description: Aldehydes and ketones can be converted into amines, through formation of an imine and treatment with a reducing agent. This is called “reductive amination”.
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Trevor Haas

The finished product in the mechanism you are showing has an additional carbon that it should not have. To the right of the red H in the finished product should be an additional hydrogen.

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James

Fixed. Thank you very much!

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