Preparation and purification of acetylsalicylic acid

In the fume hood, add approximately 3. After dissolving synthesized aspirin in 2mL water and 1mL iodine solution, a mixture of red-orange liquid and white precipitates was obtained while when commercially available aspirin was dissolved in 2mL water and 1mL iodine solution, a black precipitate in a dark brown to black solution was formed.

Aspirin and Related Drugs. Determine the mass of dry aspirin obtained. Ethanol was used to dissolve aspirin along with the impurities such as salicylic acid and others. Weigh a piece of filter paper and vacuum filter the product. Cold water, on the other hand, is used to recrystallize only aspirin, thus, leaving all the impurities behind.

To separate the aspirin from the reaction mixture, pour the into a mL beaker containing 20 g of crushed ice and 20 mL of cold water. This shows that commercially available aspirin contains starch.

Exp: Synthesis of Aspirin

Do the warm acetic anhydride decomposition in the fume hood. Stir a small sample of your aspirin into 2 mL of cold 0. On the resulting tetrahedral intermediate, the H from salicylic acid moves to the middle O on the anhydride.

Insert into a Thiele tube and warm slowly, after securing the Thiele tube assembly to a retort stand.

Synthesis and Purification of Acetylsalicylic Acid

Collect your product by filtration, wash with small quantities of cold water. Place a few crystals of salicyclic acid in a clean, dry test tube.

It can therefore undergo two different types of esterification reactions, creating an ester either with the hydroxyl or with the acid.

This difference can be used to purify the aspirin product. Remove the flask from the water bath and slowly add ten drops of deionized water to convert any excess acetic anhydride to acetic acid.

Acetic anhydride is a powerful lachymator a substance that irritates the eyes so this process must be done in the fume hood. No base is involved.

Salicylic Acid

Acetic anhydride deomposition vapours are very irritating. On the other hand, water was added after heating not at the start of the experiment. Perhaps, the sample was not weighed properly or it was weighed when still wet.

Wash the crystals with three 5 mL portions of ice water, and allow to dry. Stir the salicyclic acid-anhydride mixture with a swirling motion until all the solid has dissolved. Other tests that were performed were summarized in Table 7. To purify by recrystallization, place your crude aspirin in a 50 mL Erlenmeyer flask and dissolve it in a minimum amount of boiling propanol Do this in a water bath.

Mechanism The mechanism is called nucleophilic acyl substitution. The most likely impurity in the final product is salicylic acid, which can be either unconsumed reactant, or the result of hydrolysis of the aspirin product.

This shows that the oxygen in salicylic acid attacks one of the carbons in acetic anhydride. Weigh a clean, dry, mL Erlenmeyer flask with a rubber stopper and record its mass. Seal one end of each tube by placing it in a burner flame.E29 ESTERIFICATION Preparation of Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) and Thin-Layer Chromatography of Analesic Drugs Salicin, a glycoside of salicylic acid present in the leaves and bark of willow trees, has been used for.

Abstract: This laboratory project involves the synthesis, characterization, and study of some reactions of acetylsalicylic acid, and the comparison of acetylsalicylic acid with the major components of various commercial brands of aspirin tablets.

Preparation of methyl salicylate Purification by Recrystallization. After preparing the aspirin, we will purify it. Most solids can be purified by recrystallization, at a cost of acetic acid Preparation of acetylsalicylic acid.

3 PROCEDURE FOR THE FIRST WEEK: Part 1: Synthesis of Aspirin. The Preparation of Aspirin, the Recrystallisation of Aspirin and the Melting Point Determination of Aspirin. In this experiment, the product that was synthesized was acetylsalicylic acid, also known as aspirin. Hence, molecular recognition is the principle of purification in crystallization.

However, there are instances when. the compound at the time was acetylsalicylic acid, ‘spir’ for spirea, the meadowsweet plant). Nowadays chemists use the systematic name, ethanoyl, instead of acetyl.

Synthesis, Purification, and Analysis of Aspirin Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) is a salicylic acid derivative and is one of the most popular and commonly used drugs. Other derivatives of salicylic acid include: oil of wintergreen (methyl .

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