Lab #2 - TLC of Analgesic drugs

Lab #2 - TLC of Analgesic drugs - If the solutions...

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Emily Rushton CHM 231-909 Professor N. Kemling 2008 February 6 th Abstract TLC of Analgesic Drugs Lab 2 The process of chromatography was used to determine the identity of an unidentified common drug with the reaction of the several known over counter drugs by means of a thin layer chromatography (TLC) plate. Microcapillary tubes were used to spot the plate, and two spots were given to the unknown drug. After being put into a solution of ethanol, the TLC plate was removed.
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Unformatted text preview: If the solutions contained either a carbonyl group or aromatic compounds, they were able to be seen underneath a UV light. The light was used to measure the R f value, distance the compound moved from the original spot area, and it was found that the unknown contained caffeine and aspirin within its chemical makeup, and therefore, the unknown drug was found to be Anacin....
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