> After scouring the literature, I later streamlined the synthesis to eliminate the need for isocyanates completely and we were able to use the corresponding alkyl and aryl amines to make our starting materials in a high yield one pot synthesis.
Thanks for your examples. This one reminds me of WestheimerČ??s Discovery:
Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?
In my experience, there are a lot EHS situations this applies to as well...
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
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