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  1. Bull. Spec. CORESTA Symposium, Winston-Salem, 1982, p. 15, S05, ISSN.0525-6240

    Racemization of nicotine and preparation of d-nicotine

    KATSUYAMA A.; KANEKO H.; MAEDA S.; TSUJINO Y.; UCHIDA S.; SHIBATA S.; MIKAMI Y.; OBI Y.; KISAKI T.
    Central Research Institute, Japan Tobacco & Salt Public Corp. Yokohama, Japan
    To obtain dl-nicotine as starting material for preparation of d-nicotine, racemization of nicotine catalyzed by various bases was examined. As bases, NaOH, MeONa, EtONa, t-BuOK, NaH, NaNH2, CH3SOCH2Na, and LiNEt2 were used. It was found that the rate of ...