What are the main products that can be expected from the Hofmann elimination reaction when applied to the given amines?
To perform the Hofmann elimination reaction, we first need to know the structure or name of the amines. Once we have that information, we can proceed with the reaction. The reaction involves two main steps:
- Formation of a quaternary ammonium salt by treating the amine with a methylating agent.
- Elimination of the least substituted alkene by treating the quaternary ammonium salt with a strong base.
After the reaction, the major product will be the least substituted alkene, which is formed by removing the least sterically hindered hydrogen atom from the β-carbon. To determine the specific products, we need the structure or name of the amines.