2_11 - 2/10/2010 Chapter 16 Aspirin, an ester of salicylic...

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2/10/2010 1 Chapter 16 Aspirin, an ester of salicylic acid is a drug that has the ability to decrease pain, to lower body temperature, and to reduce inflammation. After ingestion, aspirin undergoes hydrolysis to produce salicylic acid and acetic acid. Salicyclic acid is the active ingredient in aspirin.
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2/10/2010 2 Recent studies also show that aspirin also increases the time it takes blood to coagulate. Studies show that adults can cut their risk of heart attack in half by taking one baby aspirin per day. The macrolide antibiotics are a family of large-ring lactones. Erythromycin, the best known member of this antibiotic family, has an antimicrobial spectrum similar to that of penicillin. Erythromycin
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2/10/2010 3 Low-molecular-mass esters are soluble in water because of ester water hydrogen bonding. Solubility There is no hydrogen atom attached to the oxygen atoms in esters, therefore they cannot form hydrogen bonding among other molecules of itself. Esters have lowering melting and boiling points then
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course CHM 1031 taught by Professor Gow during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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2_11 - 2/10/2010 Chapter 16 Aspirin, an ester of salicylic...

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