Hofmann Elimination

Hofmann Elimination Definition:

A reaction in which an amino group is treated with excess methyl iodide, thereby converting it into an excellent leaving group, followed by treatment with a strong base to give an E2 reaction that yields an alkene.

Hofmann Elimination Explained:

The process where a quaternary ammonium reacts to creates a Tertiary amine and alkene with excess methyl iodide followed by treatment with silver oxide, water, and heat.