Analysis of Analgesics

Analysis of Analgesics - A nalysis of Analgesics(Pain...

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Analysis of Analgesics (Pain Killers) by Thin Layer Chromatography Alex Boots Chemistry 227, Section 001 Instructor: Yanjun Wan April 11, 2011 Introduction The task of this lab was to analyze the ingredients of known pain-killers using thin layer chromatography. Six common ingredients found in analgesics are acetyl salicylic acid, caffeine, salicylamide, pyrilamine, (2-(4-isobutylphenyl)-propanoic acid), and acetaminophen. Known samples of these compounds were provided and they were compared with commercial samples. Because commercial pain killers contain mixtures of these compounds, melting point comparisons would not work. For this reason, thin layer chromatography was used. Thin layer chromatography is a process used to separate components of a mixture. An adsorbent is spread over a thin, flat surface area that acts as a binding point for the various organic compounds. Capillary action pulls the solvent up into the TLC plate containing spots of compound solutions. The distance that each spot travels can be
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