The best reagent for converting 2–phenylpropanamide

Question:

The best reagent for converting 2–phenylpropanamide into

2-phenylpropanolamine is _____.

(i) excess H2

(ii) Br2 in aqueous NaOH

(iii) iodine in the presence of red phosphorus

(iv) LiAlH4 in ether

Solution:

Option (iv) LiAlH4 in ether is the answer.

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