Ambident Reactivities of Formaldehyde N,N-Dialkylhydrazones

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 11900-11904 published on 19.09.2013
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What can attack at carbon? With a nucleophilicity N≈7 for attack at the azomethine carbon, formaldehyde hydrazones can undergo noncatalyzed reactions at room temperature with electrophiles that have a reactivity parameter E that is greater than −12
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