2-Hydroxybenzylamine

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2-Hydroxybenzylamine is an organic compound with the chemical formula C7H9NO. It is a derivative of benzylamine where a hydroxyl group is attached to the second carbon of the benzene ring, making it a phenol derivative.

Chemical Properties[edit | edit source]

2-Hydroxybenzylamine is characterized by the presence of both an amine group (-NH2) and a hydroxyl group (-OH) attached to a benzene ring. This dual functionality makes it an important intermediate in various chemical syntheses.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 2-Hydroxybenzylamine can be achieved through several methods, including the reduction of 2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde or the amination of salicylaldehyde. These methods typically involve the use of reducing agents or amination reagents under controlled conditions.

Applications[edit | edit source]

2-Hydroxybenzylamine is used in the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals and biologically active compounds. Its unique structure allows it to act as a building block in the creation of more complex molecules.

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