Voight amination

What is Voight amination?

The Voight amination is a chemical process that involves the conversion of benzoins into amines in the presence of either phosphorus pentoxide, P2O5, or hydrochloric acid, HCl. This process is achieved through amination.

Voight amination - phosphorus pentoxide P2O5 or hydrochloric acid HCl
Voight amination


von Meyer, E. and Voigt, K. (1886), V. Ueber die Einwirkung von primären aromatischen Aminen auf Benzoïn. [On the effect of primary aromatic amines on benzoïn.] J. Prakt. Chem., 34: 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/prac.18860340101