Oxidation of Amines to Nitroso Compounds
Oxidation of Amines to N-Nitrosamines: Laboratory Application
N-Nitrosamides or N-acyl-N-nitrosoalkylamines can be prepared from primary alkyl amides by reaction with nitrosyl cation.
Alkaline cleavage of the N-nitrosamide generates the intermediate diazotic acid which decomposes to diazoalkane.
Diazoalkanes are used in inorganic chemistry as nitrogen transfer agents and as alkylating reagents in organic chemistry.