Gabriel's synthesis

Gabriel's synthesis

[′gā·brē·əlz ‚sin·thə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
A synthesis of primary amines by the hydrolysis ofN-alkylphthalimides; the latter are obtained from potassium phthalimide and alkyl halides.
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