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Offline ABA2015

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acetanilide synthesis and identification
« on: October 01, 2014, 01:42:38 PM »
hi all
I want to synthesize acetanilidie by aniline, anhydride  acetic, acid acetic and zinc powder, I know the acid acetic is the catalyst of the reaction but what is the role of Zinc here?
and is there any special test for identifying acetanilide or not?
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Re: acetanilide synthesis and identification
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 02:48:17 PM »
Zinc is probably relevant if you are using anilinium chloride.
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Re: acetanilide synthesis and identification
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 12:07:12 AM »
Looks like an error.
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Re: acetanilide synthesis and identification
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 12:04:34 PM »
Zinc is probably relevant if you are using anilinium chloride.
no there is not any chloride ion in the reaction medium

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