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Offline Messi

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Xylene as solvent
« on: April 10, 2013, 06:42:10 PM »
Hi:

My supervisor that xylene is a pain to use as a solvent. Is this true? If so, why? I don't get it!

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Re: Xylene as solvent
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 06:48:37 PM »
Possibly due to its reactivity with your reaction or its isomers or its high boiling point (for concentration purposes).

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Re: Xylene as solvent
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 11:35:30 AM »
Solvents with a relatively high boiling point are more difficult to remove via rotary evaporation.  What advantage would xylene have over, say, toluene?

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