CH242Exp1Eugenol

Subsequently you will need to characterize eugenol

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Unformatted text preview: acidic whereas eugenol acetate and caryophllene are neutral. Thus, treating the clove oil with a strong base such as sodium hydroxide will result in the selective formation of the sodium salt of eugenol which will be soluble in the aqueous phase. The other neutral compounds will not react with sodium hydroxide and therefore will remain in the organic phase. Simply by separating the aqueous phase and acidifying it you can isolate eugenol. Subse...
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