Formation of enamines from ketones/aldehydes and secondary amines

by James

Description: When ketones are treated with secondary amines and heated with an acid catalyst, a condensation reaction occurs, resulting in loss of H2O and formation of an enamine.
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Ari Stoner

What is the mechanism for the reverse–hydrolysis of enamines?


Jon Harwell

Agreed. That’s the part I need is how you remove the enamine later.


Andres Vanegas

Is there an H missing in HOSO3 at the end of the mechanism?


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