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Michael D’Hondt Ben Thompson Lab Section 171 15/7/2009 Synthesis of Acetamides from Substituted Anilines. Preparation of an Analgesic. Introduction The purpose of this experiment is to understand how and why it is important to convert amines into acetamides. The first part of this experiment is to convert aniline (an amine) into acetanilide (an acetamide). The second part of this experiment is to convert an unknown aromatic amine into its corresponding acetamide. When the unknown aromatic amine is in the form of the acetamide, it is easy to characterize and identify the corresponding amines. Amines are often converted into acetamides, which are crystalline solids, to reduce their reactivity towards oxidizing agents. Recrystalization can be used to purify the acetamide. Important procedures to identify after purifying the acetamide include TLC plates, Melting Point tests, and IR Spectrum. Results The first part of the experiment was to convert aniline to acetanilide. Aniline was a murky reddish brown color. The solution with aniline, hydrochloric acid and water did
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