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How will you convert: (vi) Methanamine into ethanamine

13.5     How will you convert:

                 (vi) Methanamine into ethanamine

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Methenamine on diazotisation gives methane diazonium salt, which on further hydrolysis form methanol. Methanol on reacting with PCl_{5} followed by ethanolic sodium cyanide (NaCN) produces Ethane nitrile, which on reduction with H_{2}/Pd gives ethenamine.

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