That's what it's all about. The large contact area of immiscible reactants shortens the Schotten-Baumann reaction time.
But at this point I have one last doubt
In order to do this reaction I have use a three neck round-bottom flask ( in the middle neck I put a bubble ccondenser in a one-side neck a dropping funnel and in the last one a plug)
1) I add in the empty three neck round flask 30 mmole of m-toluoyl chloride
2)After this I add in the dropping funnel a 35ml NaOH 4M solution with also 25mmole of Diethylamine hydrochloride + 0,1g of sodium lauryl sulfate
3) a open the dropping funnel and the aqueous solution fall in the flask drop by drop.
Now my question is:
The droplets of the aquous solutuion contains:
NaOH so OH-
When these meet the m-toluoyl chloride the amine can react with this...but from org chem1 I also know that OH-
can react with acyl halide in order to give a carboxylic acid...so here I also have the formation of some ""acid benzoic"" (then deprotonated by NaOH,very concentrated)