Hydrolyze Acetylsalicylic Acid into Salicylic Acid

TheBackyardScientistPublished: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 20167 views
Published: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 2016

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50gm ASA
33.5gm NaOH
150ml water
Filter
Add conc. HCl to taste (~150ml)
Filter
Wash, rinse & repeat.
Dry

2 things
1.) You don't need to separate the ASA from tablets.
2.) Stir NaOH slowly!

(a) CH3COO-C6H4-COOH + NaOH → CH3COO-C6H4-COONa + H2O

(b) CH3COO-C6H4

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