What would be the product from the reaction of octanal with PhCH2NH2 in the presence of acid catalyst????
Aldehyde + primary amine
The Schiff base (or imine/aldimine) is the condensation product, and results from the attack of the nucleophilic amine function on the electrophilic carbonyl, i.e.:
Is this equation balanced?
These reactions are usually very facile, but the products are thermally sensitive.