isocyanide test

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A test for primary amines by reaction with an alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide and trichloromethane.RNH2+3KOH+CHCl3 → RNC+3KCl+3H2O The isocyanide RNC is recognized by its unpleasant smell. This reaction of primary amines is called the carbylamine reaction.


Subjects: Chemistry.

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