I have a mixture of an highly activated phenol, acetic acid in ethyl acetate (20 mL). I have already removed most of the substrates. But how do I remove the acetic acid?
I tried washing the mixture with water, with no success. The mixture still contained much acetic acid, which was apperent as a strong smell after using the rotavapor. Im using wateraspirator to lower the pressure inside the rotavapor, so evaporating the acid is not possible without strong heating.