Menschutkin reaction

What is Menschutkin reaction?

The Menschutkin reaction refers to a chemical transformation in which quaternary salts are produced by reacting tertiary amines with alkyl halides. This reaction is named after its inventor, the Russian chemist Nikolay Menschutkin.

Menschutkin reaction
Menschutkin reaction

References

N. Menschutkin, Z. Physik. Chem. 5, 589 (1890)
N. Menschutkin, Z. Physik. Chem. 6, 41 (1890)

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