Mechanism of the action of potassium amide in liquid ammonia on 2‐bromopyridine

@inproceedings{Hertog2010MechanismOT,
  title={Mechanism of the action of potassium amide in liquid ammonia on 2‐bromopyridine},
  author={Herman J. den Hertog and H. Ardiyan Boer and J. W. Streef and F. C. A. Vekemans and Wieske van Zoest},
  year={2010}
}
Evidence is presented that 2-bromopyridine is converted by potassium amide in liquid ammonia into 2-aminopyridine by the addition-elimination (AE)-mechanism and not by an EA-transformation via a didehydropyridine, the “ANRORC”-mechanism (= subsequent addition of the amide ion to C-6, ring-opening with elimination of the bromide ion and ring-closure) or an abnormal AE-mechanism (starting with the addition of an amide ion to C-6).