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