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Chapter 23 - Amines

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Chapter 23 - Amines CHEM 225

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Lecture 18, Unit 4 Begins. Chapter 23, Amines and their nomenclature, basicity, reactions and overall properties.
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Chapter 23 Amines Lecture 18 Chem 225 23.1 Introduction to Amines Classification of Amines: • Amines are derivatives of ammonia, in which one or more of the protons has been replaced with alkyl or aryl groups. • Amines are classified as primary, secondary, and tertiary, this is in regards to how many R groups are attached to the Nitorgen atom. • Amines are abundant in nature, naturally occurring amines isolated from plants are called alkaloids. • Many pharmaceuticals also contain amine moieties. Reactivity of Amines: • The nitrogen atom of an amine possess a lone pair that represents a region of high electron density. o The presence of this lone pair is responsible for most of the reactions exhibited by amines. o Specifically, the lone pair can function as a base or nucleophile. 23.2 Nomenclature of Amines Nomenclature of Primary Amines: • A primary amine is a compound containing an NH2 group connected to an alkyl group. • If the R group is generally simple, they tend to be named as alkyl amines. Ex: (Draw the Structures) Ethyl Amine Isopropyl Amine Cyclohexyl Amine • Primary amines that contain more complex alkyl groups are generally named as alkanamines, with the suffix –amine. • If there are other functional groups present (of higher priority), the amine is often named as a substituent (Amino) Ex: 4-aminobutanol Para-animobenzoic acid • Aromatic Amines are also called aryl amines – generally named as derivatives of aniline. Ex: Aniline Meta-chloroaniline Nomenclature of Secondary and Tertiary Amines: • Can also be named as alkyl amines or as alkanamines • Naming will depend on the complexity of the molecule Ex: (Draw the Structures) Ethyl methyl propyl amine Diethyl amine Complex structures are named as follows: (s) 2,2-dichloro-N-Ethyl-N-Methyl-3-hexanamine • The N represents that the substituent is attached to the Nitrogen rather than a carbon atom on the structure. 23.3 Properties of Amines Geometry: • The nitrogen atom of an amine is typically sp3 hybridized with the lone pair occupying an sp3 hybridized orbital. • All 4 orbitals are arranged in the shape that approximates a tetrahedron with bond angles of 108 degrees. • Amines containing three different alkyl groups are chiral compounds. o Compounds of this type are generally not optically active at room temperature because pyramidal inversion occurs rapidly creating racemic mixtures. Colligative Properties • Amines exhibit solubility trends that are similar to the trends exhibited by alcohols. o Amines with fewer than 5 carbons per amino group will typically be soluble in water. • Primary and secondary amines can form intermolecular Hydrogen bonds and typically have higher Boiling Points than alkanes but lower boiling points than alcohols. • The boiling points increase as a function of their capacity to form hydrogen bonds. Ex: Propane -42C Ethyl Amine 17C Ethanol 78C • Primary Amines will typically exhibit higher boiling points than tertiary amines. Ex: Propylamine 50C Ethyl methyl Amine 34C Trimethyl amine 3C Basicity of Amines: • One of the most important properties of amines is their basicity. • Amines are generally stronger bases than alcohols or ethers, and they can effectively be protonated by weak acids. Delocalization Effects: • The ammonium ions of most alkyl amines are characterized by a PKa value between 10- 11, but aryl amines are very different. • Ammonium ions of aryl amines are more acidic than the ammonium ions of alkyl amines. o Aryl amines are less basic. • The lone pair occupies a p orbital and is delocalized by the aromatic system. o The resonance stabilization is lost if the lone pair is protonated. • EDG – such as methoxy will slightly increase the basicity of aryl amines. • EWG – such as nitro will significantly decrease the basicity of aryl amines. Amines at Physiological pH: • An amine moiety also exists primarily as a charged ammonium ion at physiological pH. R3N + H + ---▯- R3NH + <-- 23.4 Preparation of Amines – A Review Preparing an amine from an alkyl halide: • Amines can be prepared from alkyl halides in a 2 step process in which the alkyl halide is converted to a nitrile, which then undergoes reduction. 1) Cyanide ion functions as a nucleophile, displacing the halide leaving group. 2) involves reduction of the resulting nitrile. This reduction can be accomplished with a strong reducing agent such as LAH. Preparing an Amine from carboxylic acids CH3 (CH2)4 COOH --- 1) SOCl2 / 2) H2O ▯ CH3(CH2)4 CONH2 --- 1) Xs LAH / 2) H2O ▯ CH3(CH2)5 NH2 1. The carboxylic acid is first converted into an amide, which is then reduced with a strong reducing agent such as LAH to give the amine. Preparing aniline and its derivatives from Benzene: Benzen + HNO3/ H2SO4 ▯ Nitro Benzene Nitrobenzene + H2/Pt or Fe, Zn, Sn, or SnCl2 / H30+ ▯ Aniline 23.5 Preparation of amines Via substitution Reactions Alkylation of Ammonia: • Ammonia is a very good nucleophile and will readily undergo alkylation when treated with alkyl halides. • As a primary amine is formed, it can further undergo alkylation to produce a secondary amine which can then undergo even further alkylation to produce a tertiary amine. • The tertiary amine is able to undergo even further alkylation to produce a quaternary ammonium salt. o If the quaternary ammonium salt is the desired product then an excess of the alkyl halide is used and ammonium is said to undergo exhaustive alkylation. • Monoalkylation is difficult to achieve because each successive alkylation renders the nitrogen atom more nucleophilic. The Azide Synthesis: • A better method for preparing primary amines than alkylation of ammonia because it avoids the formation of secondary and tertiary amines. CX + NAN3 ▯ CN3 CN3 + H2/Pt or 1) LAH / 2) H2O ▯ CNH2 23.12 Nitrogen Heterocycles • A heterocycle is a ring that contains atoms of more than one element. • Common organic heterocycles are comprised of carbon and either, nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur. Pyrrole and Imidazole: • Pyrrole- o 5 membered aromatic ring containing one Nitrogen. o The lone pair participates in its aromaticity. • Imidazole – o Similar to pyrrole, but has a second Nitrogen at the 3 position. o Hisamine, a imidazole is an important biological compound. Pyridine and Pyrimidine: • Pyridine – o 6 membered aromatic ring containing 1 Nitrogen atom o The lone pair of the nitrogen occupies an sp2 hybridized orbital, as a result pyridine is a stronger base than pyrrole. • Pyrimidine – o Similar to pyridine, but has an extra Nitrogen atom at the 3 position. o Pyrimidine is less basic than Pyridine due to the inductive effects of the second nitrogen.


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