Oxidation of Cyclododecanol to Cyclododecanone

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Cam-Ha Nguyen Abstract: Using hypochlorous acid to convert secondary alcohol called cyclododecanol to the corresponding ketone which is cyclododecanone by oxidation. Procedures: Gilbert, John and Stephen F. Martin. Experiment Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale & Microscale Approach. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2010. 537-547. Print. Data/ Results: Synthesis of cyclododecanone: Cyclododecanol | 0.2691 (g) | Sodium hypochloride | 2.300 (ml); positive for 1 time test (purple/black) | Watch glass | 49.1541 (g) | Watch glass + cyclododecanone | 49.2172 (g) | Crystallization of cyclododecanone: Compound | Theoretical yield | Experimental yield | Percent yield | Melting point | Cyclododecanone | …show more content…

The solution was let cool in ice water then using vacuum filtration to obtain the final product. Although the obtained product was white like powder, the identity of the product couldn’t be confirmed as cyclododecanone yet. Letting the obtained product stay open on the watch glass overnight to make sure all methanol evaporated. Following the third part was infrared spectroscopy and melting point to characterize the

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