(a) How will you convert methyl bromide to dimethylamine? (b) How will you prepare propanamine from methyl chloride using suitable reactions?
Amines can be synthesised from haloalkanes in nucleophilic substitution reactions. The product of this substitution is an ammonium salt. An amine is generated by reacting the salt with alkali.
Ethanol is used as a solvent to stop the haloalkane forming an alcohol.