Orgo Bonus

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Organic Chemistry 3

This is the link to the reaction pictures.

final orgochem

The following is a description of the two products.

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is by the Bayer company from Germany. It is often used as a analgesic, antipyretic, and is also anti-inflammatory, as well as an anticoagulant.

Phenacetin, introduced in 1887, is used primarily as an analgesic. The actions it displaces over the body are a direct result of its effects on the sensory tracts of the spinal cord. Acting as an antipyreitc, These actions work much like a depressant acting as a negative inotrop. It is used to treat rhumatoid arthritis as well as intercostal neuralgia and some forms of ataxia.

The synthesis reactions were found from the book:
Wilcox, Charles F., Wilcox, Mary F. Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Small Scale Approach. Second Edition. 1995