Aspirin: Edition 2 Editors: Colin Osborne, Maria J Pack

About this book

Most of us have used aspirin at some time in our lives, but few will know that a related compound derived from willow bark has been used to relieve pain and treat fevers for over 2,000 years. Aimed at post-16 students in chemistry, this book contains activities for both academic and vocational courses. Ranging from preparative/analytical to problem-solving exercises, the activities can be used singly or as a coherent package. A guide for teachers and technicians is also included.

Book content

  • How to use this book
  • Background information: The aspirin story
  • Experimental and investigation section: The preparation of 2-hydroxybenzoic acid
  • The preparation of aspirin
  • Purifying by recrystallisation
  • The melting point of aspirin
  • Using thin-layer chromatography to investigate aspirin
  • The solubility of aspirin
  • Thin-layer chromatography of pain killers
  • Teacher's and technician's guide to the activities

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This book contains 34 pages.

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01 Dec 2003
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