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Mon December 24, 2012 By: Shrijeet

carbyl amine reaction....

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Mon December 24, 2012

The Carbylamine reaction is a chemical test for detection of primary amines. In this reaction, the analyte is heated with alcoholic potassium hydroxide and chloroform. If a primary amine is present, the isocyanide is formed.

For example, the reaction with ethylamine:

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