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with a help of a reaction how can we obtain aspirin fro phenol

with a help of a reaction how can we obtain aspirin fro phenol


 

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Snehashis Parashar
36 Points
9 years ago

See, you will have to do this in 2 steps..... first you use Reimer-Tiemann reaction to get salicylic acid from phenol. Then, to salicylic acid, add acetic anhydride in presence of sodium acetate/conc. H2SO4.... through this reaction you will get aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). 

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