Based on experimental observations, a new mechanism is proposed for the Beckmann rearrangement involving the formation of a ketoxime anhydride by dehydration of two molecules of the ketoxime. The anhydride rearranges to give the ketoxime imidate which further rearranges forming the imidoyl anhydride which in the presence of hydrogen chloride gives an imidoyl chloride and an amide in equimolecular proportions.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)|
|Publication status||Published - 1956|