Lab #1 - Magtrieve

Lab #1 - Magtrieve - The Magtrieve Oxidation of...

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The Magtrieve Oxidation of 4-Chlorobenzyl Alcohol A “Solvent-Free” Reaction For this oxidation reaction experiment I obtained 24mg of 4-chlorobenzaldehyde. The melting point for my product was 44.9 ° C-45.7 ° C with an Rf value of 0.50. For this experiment, I successfully oxidized an alcohol into an aldehyde using Magtrieve. After cooling the apparatus to room temperature and collecting the crop of crystals, the product was spotted on a TLC plate along with the starting material. Spotting the starting material and product on the same TLC plate was helpful because it was clear that an aldehyde had formed. The aldehyde clearly moved further up on the TLC plate because the aldehyde is nonpolar. The solvent used for the TLC plate was 60:40 hexane: ethyl acetate, a nonpolar solvent. Because like dissolves like the aldehyde was able to move up the plate because of its induced dipole intermolecular forces with the solvent. Furthermore the starting material did not move up the plate and therefore had a smaller
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Lab #1 - Magtrieve - The Magtrieve Oxidation of...

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