Draw the major organic product formed by heating the following quaternary ammonium hydroxide salt.
All of the elimination reactions that we haved described so far have involved electrically neutral substrates. However, eliminations are known in which the substrate bears a positive charge. One of the most important of these is the E2 -type elimination that takes place when a quaternary ammonium hydroxide is heated. the products are an alkene, water, and a tertiary amine.
On heating, the cyclic quaternary ammonium hydroxide gives only less substituted alkene of tertiary amine and water.
In this reaction, less substituted alkene is the major product.