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Amines can be converted into alkenes by Hofmann elimination.The procedure involves fully methylating all amine functions to ammonium functions followed by Ag2O catalysed elimination to give the corresponding alkene. If the structure of the alkene could be deduced it was often possible to work out the structure of the original amine (alkaloid). This procedure vital for structural elucidation before spectroscopy.
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