Patent Number: 6,166,259

Title: Process for preparing a 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-aminoalkane

Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-aminoalkane of formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents an optionally substituted alkyl group; which comprises heating a mixture consisting essentially of a compound of formula II ##STR2## wherein R.sup.1 has the meaning given, and R.sup.2 represents an optionally substituted aryl group, a primary amine, and optionally a base and/or an inert diluent, whereby the compound of formula I is removed by distillation during the heating procedure.

Inventors: Eisenacht; Rudi (Mainz, DE), Niedermann; Hans-Peter (Bubenheim, DE), Landau; Dieter (Flonheim, DE)

Assignee: American Cyanamid Company

International Classification: C07C 249/00 (20060101); C07C 249/02 (20060101); C07C 209/52 (20060101); C07C 209/00 (20060101); C07C 211/00 (20060101); C07C 251/00 (20060101); C07C 211/15 (20060101); C07C 251/08 (20060101); C07C 209/52 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013