# What would be the product from the reaction of octanal with PhCH2NH2 in the presence of acid catalyst????

Nov 9, 2015

Aldehyde + primary amine $\rightarrow$ Schiff base + water

#### Explanation:

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.:

$P h C {H}_{2} N {H}_{2} + H \left(O = C\right) {\left(C {H}_{2}\right)}_{6} C {H}_{3} \rightarrow + \left(P h C {H}_{2} N = C H\right) {\left(C {H}_{2}\right)}_{6} C {H}_{3} + {H}_{2} O$

Is this equation balanced?

These reactions are usually very facile, but the products are thermally sensitive.