Forster-Decker method

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The Forster-Decker method is a series of chemical reactions that transform a primary amine (1) ultimately to a secondary amine (6).[1][2] The first step is the formation of a Schiff base (3), followed by alkylation, and hydrolysis.


  1. ^ Forster, M. O. J. J. Chem. Soc. 1899, 75, 934.
  2. ^ Decker, H.; Becker, P. Ann. 1913, 395, 362.

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