Study of the chemical mechanism for the aging of the fischer reagent

  • M. Yu. Kil'yanov
  • S. I. Petrov
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1H and13C NMR spectroscopy were used to show that alkylation of the nitrogen atom in pyridine by dimethyl sulfate proceeds with the formation of N-methylpyridinium methyl sulfate in the Fischer reagent upon use and during storage along with other reactions already described in the literature.


Nitrogen Sulfate Spectroscopy Methyl Pyridine 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yu. Kil'yanov
    • 1
  • S. I. Petrov
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinskii Institute of Organic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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