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[*] posted on 24-1-2019 at 09:30
Phenol from phenolphthalein?


As the title suggest, I'm looking for a procedure on how to make phenol from phenolphthalein. I couldn't find anything, suggestions? Would an acid or base hydrolisis work?

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[*] posted on 24-1-2019 at 15:14


Why would you want to use phenolphthalein to make phenol? Aren't there cheaper chemicals (like salicylic acid) to start with?



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[*] posted on 24-1-2019 at 17:58


Quote: Originally posted by fusso  
Why would you want to use phenolphthalein to make phenol? Aren't there cheaper chemicals (like salicylic acid) to start with?


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[*] posted on 25-1-2019 at 07:50


I'm not in it for the yield or the price, it would just be a fun reaction tk do, I already decarboxylated salysilic acid somr time ago.
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[*] posted on 25-1-2019 at 10:03


Quote: Originally posted by sumatra  
... Would an acid or base hydrolisis work?

[Edited on 24-1-2019 by sumatra]

No.
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[*] posted on 25-1-2019 at 17:32


Doing an experiment just for the fun of it is just as good a reason as any other. I guess, in a way, it's kind of a reverse engineering problem, like taking something apart to figure out how it works. Good luck and please post your results.
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[*] posted on 26-1-2019 at 03:03


I don't know any rxns that can break Ar-C bonds. If someone know these I'd like to hear about them.



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