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Offline aabbott2

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Mixing phenols and cyclopentanols
« on: April 26, 2010, 09:47:33 PM »
How would you seperate a mixture of phenol and cyclopentanol using differences in their solubility properties; with showing the reactions with descriptions?

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Re: Mixing phenols and cyclopentanols
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 11:09:21 PM »
The phenolic proton is rather acidic; (pKa ~10).  Perhaps you could use this to your advantage.

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