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Synthesis of Triphenylmethanol from Benzophenone and Bromobenzene

Abstract The purpose of this lab was to use benzophenone and bromobenzene to synthesize triphenylmethanol. This was done via a Grignard reaction. The reaction was refluxed to form the Grignard reagent and then recrystallized to obtain a pure product. The melting point of the final pure product was determined to be 160 – 163.2 centigrade and the product showed IR peaks at 3471.83 cm– and 3059.52 cm–. Triphenylmethanol was synthesized with a 9.21 % yield.       Introduction The […]