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Offline Gina

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Yellow Unknown Compound Soluble in Ethanol and Ligroin
« on: November 03, 2009, 07:53:01 PM »
I was wondering if someone could help me work through this.  I have an unknown compound and the only things I know about it are that it is solube in both ethanol and ligroin (a bunch of hexanes), and that it is a yellow powder.  As a result of it being soluble in ethanol and ligroin, I went through my list of possible uknowns (included below) and picked out the nonpolar ones, assuming that like-dissolves-like.  After this I did an internet search for yellow compounds and narrowed it down to 1,1-diphencylacetone.  What does everyone think?  I've included my list of possible unknown compounds below:

Nonpolar (?)

phenylacetic acid
alpha-mehtyladipic acid
o-toluic acid
2-chlorobenzoic acid
adipic acid
salicyclic acid
3-5-dimethyl benzoic acid

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