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Synthesizing Aspirin Alex Diamantino Instructor: Hambo Brkovic August 3rd 2017 Conclusion
I have not only learned the history behind aspirin, but as well as how to synthesize it. Aspirin holds a long history dating as far back as the time of Hippocrates. What was considered the beginning of aspirin was willow tree bark, and over time, was something continuously used for medicinal purposes. Salicin was found within the bark, where the bark’s salicylic acid would later be synthesized in 1853. The acid was used primarily as an analgesic and an antipyretic. However, there were drawbacks to the drug, such as stomach problems, which would later be

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