The source of nitrogen in Gabriel synthesis

Question:

The source of nitrogen in Gabriel synthesis of amines is _____________.

(i) Sodium azide, NaN3

(ii) Sodium nitrite, NaNO2

(iii) Potassium cyanide, KCN

(iv) Potassium phthalimide, C6H4(CO)2N–K+

Solution:

Option (iv) is the answer.

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