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The major product formed in the reaction given below is

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When optically active $\alpha$-phenyl propionamide undergoes the Hofmann degradation .$\alpha$-phenyl ethylamine of the same configuration is obtained.Rearrangement proceeds with complete retention of configuration about the chiral center of the migrating group.
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 3, 2014 by sreemathi.v