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Grignard Synthesis: Synthesis of Benzoic Acid and Triphenylmethanol

By: Erin H. ABSTRACT Phenylmagnesium bromide was used as the Grignard organometallic for two reactions. The first was a synthesis of triphenylmethanol from benzophenone. This was done using a gentle reflux followed by several Separatory washes and extractions to purify and separate product. The second reaction was the synthesis of benzoic acid from phenylmagnesium bromide using dry ice and a variety of washes. The benzoic acid reaction was straightforward and a 54.4% yield was recovered. The triphenylmethanol reaction was a […]