I'm doing a reduction on a 7-Azaindole-3-oxoacetic acid. Normally with indoles you can acidify to pH 2 and the acid crashes out of solution but in the case of 7-Azaindole nothing crashes out so you need to acidify to pH 5 and extract with EtOAc.
Only problem here is that some of the high boiling solvent gets carried through. I've tried extensive water washes to remove as much as I possibly can but it still remains in the NMR spectrum.
I know I can use the Kügelrohr or possibly columning the acid but since I'd rather avoid both of these if it's at all possible.
Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what solvents I can try? Someone suggested Dioxane as it's more easily removed - I just want to hear any other suggestions before I go trying that.