Aspirin Synthesis

Even though the aspirin produced by this method is reasonably pure, it should never be used as a medication. Key Takeaways Aspirin or ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) can be synthesized by turning the hydroxyl group of salicylic acid into an ester group (R-OH → R-OCOCH3) In the body, however, aspirin is again metabolized to salicylic acid,… Continue reading Aspirin Synthesis

The best Way to make Green Fire

Trimethyl Borate ester burning with a green flame

Green is probably the coolest color to turn flames. But there is only one chemical, that will give you real, vibrant green. Here is which one: Key Takeaways This experiment uses dangerous chemicals. Please review the safety The green color is generated from a chemical called trimethyl borate Methanol is used because, on its own,… Continue reading The best Way to make Green Fire