Problem: Which reaction or sequence of reactions would best accomplish the following synthesis?a. CH3NH2, acid catalyst & heatb. CH2=NH, acid catalyst & heatc. (i) NH3 acid catalyst & heat; (ii) CH2I2 & Zn(Cu)d. (i) HCN & NaCN; (ii) LiAlH4 in ether

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Which reaction or sequence of reactions would best accomplish the following synthesis?

a. CH3NH2, acid catalyst & heat

b. CH2=NH, acid catalyst & heat

c. (i) NH3 acid catalyst & heat; (ii) CH2I2 & Zn(Cu)

d. (i) HCN & NaCN; (ii) LiAlH4 in ether

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