Salicylic acid

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  • Chemicals Derived rrom Salicylic Acid

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    The term salicylate refers to any of a group of chemicals that are derived from salicylic acid. The best known is acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin). Acetylsalicylic acid is metabolized to salicylic acid (salicylate) after ingestion. Salicylates are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAI) agents commonly used for their analgesic and antipyretic properties. They act on the cyclooxygenase enzymes to impair peripheral and central prostaglandin biosynthesis. (1) Planned salicylate overdose usually occurs

  • The Use of Salicylic Acid in Medicine

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    The medical field uses acids and bases all of the time because, our body uses acids and bases every day to try to get the PH levels as neutral as possible in our bodies. The neutral PH level in our bodies is 7.3.When your organs stop neutralizing acids and bases you need medical help. If the pH-level goes over an acidity or basic level it can be really dangerous. That applies to almost every reaction in your metabolism. Due to the fact that our body needs, and produces acids and bases, I’m going to

  • Synthesis of Salicylic Acid from Wintergreen Oil

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    EXPERIMENT 4: Synthesis of Salicylic Acid from Wintergreen Oil Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to take methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil) and by heating it under reflux with NaOH as a solvent, and then cooling the mixture with H2SO4 as another solvent, synthesize salicylic acid. The final step involves purify the product to produce as pure a sample of salicylic acid as possible. This process allowed for the successful production of 1.406g salicylic acid, an 82.70% yield. The NMR and

  • #15 Synthesis of Ethyl Salicylate from Salicylic Acid

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    #15 Synthesis of Ethyl Salicylate from Salicylic Acid ____________________________________________________________ _______________ Purpose: Salicylic acid is converted to the liquid ethyl salicylate by addition of ethanol. Yields of salicylic acid (week 1) and ethyl salicylate will be found, as well as the overall yield of the 2-step conversion of acetyl salicylic acid to ethyl salicylate. Introduction: Esters are formed from the reaction of acids and alcohols: O O

  • Naphthalene And Salicylic Acid Lab Report

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    The purpose of this experiment is to separate a mixture of salicylic acid and naphthalene using extraction, recrystallization and sublimation techniques. Extraction is the separation of compounds from a mixture based on their relative solubilities in different solvents. Sublimation is the process of separation by which a substance transitions from the solid phase into the gas phase, skipping the liquid phase. Recrystallization involves dissolving a substance in an appropriate solvent then crystallizing

  • Pharmaceutical Industry : Chemical Synthesis Essay

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    Pharmaceutical Industry: Chemical Synthesis Production of Acetylsalicylic Acid I. Introduction Pharmaceutical industry is one of the biggest industry in the world as it involves drugs and medications - something that is very stable in terms of demand. This can be proven by the amount of sales as of 2012. Figure 1.1 shows the breakdown of the market of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. However, aside from the production and synthesis of drugs and medications, the industry is also involved

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Aspirin Product Identity and Purity After synthesizing a

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    product. You will perform three tests to examine the identity and purity of the aspirin that you synthesized. One test will detect the presence of leftover salicylic acid in the synthesized aspirin and allow you to determine its concentration. Government regulations stipulate that commercial aspirin must not contain residual salicylic acid since it is irritating to the mouth, throat, and stomach. Iron salts react with phenols to form a complex ion that has a purple color, therefore iron (III)

  • Aspirin And Plants : Aspirin

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    Aspirin And Plants What is Aspirin? Acetylsalicylic acid, commonly known as aspirin, has a chemical formula of C9H804. Aspirin is one of the first drugs in the world that came to a common use with about 35,000 metric tons that are annually used and consumed by people all over the world. Aspirin is commonly used to relieve people from pain of headaches and reduces the temperatures of fevers. Aspirin is also used to sooth a scratchy throat, relieving pain from bug-bites, wiping away rust

  • Case Study Project On Aspirin

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    2004) Aspirin and salicylic acid products are the active ingredients of hundreds of therapeutic and OTC products. These products are used in analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents, and antipyretics, in

  • The History Of Aspirin And The White Willow Tree Connection By The English

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    The history of aspirin is long beginning in 1763 with Edward Stone and is quite extensive including such names as salicylaldehyde in 1838 and salicylic acid and the white willow tree connection by the English. Kolbe in about 1850 and 1870 were involved. More recently, the Bayer and Hoffman companies were participants in some of the most leading contributors to the wide use and distributive properties of aspirin. The history of aspirin reaches as far back as 330 B.C and its functions in relieving