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Offline desperate-123

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Help in Detecting an Unknown
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:49:33 PM »
Hello Everyone! I'm taking a course in organic structure determination, and I'm not being able to detect this compound experimentally... It's solubility class is N(aldehyde, ketone, ester...). It's melting point is around 85-86 degrees, and it is a solid. It doesn't contain Nitrogen nor Halogens. I'm really desperate, so if anyone has worked with such a chemical or knows it, please notify me. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Help in Detecting an Unknown
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 02:54:13 PM »
No other data? NMR? Mass spec? Just a mass? A list of unknowns to pick out of?

An FTIR can really only tell you what general functional groups are present, it is not usually enough data to identify a whole molecule without some other data.
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Re: Help in Detecting an Unknown
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 09:42:51 PM »
@ OP,

Would you supply us with your interpretation of the IR data?

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