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[*] posted on 25-6-2015 at 09:27
Zinc Acetate Dihydrate


If Zn(O2CCH3)2 was wanted as a catalyst in a reaction happening in GAA, is it really necessary to prepare it beforehand if the acetate is so easily formed from Zn Carbonate in AcOH, or even directly from plain zinc metal?

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_acetate; "Zinc acetates are prepared by the action of acetic acid on zinc carbonate or zinc metal"
(no ref given so I don't know how accurate this is)

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[*] posted on 25-6-2015 at 15:21


Quote: Originally posted by Orsyn  

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_acetate; "Zinc acetates are prepared by the action of acetic acid on zinc carbonate or zinc metal"
(no ref given so I don't know how accurate this is)



That is certainly correct. Preparing it as a catalyst in situ might not be such a great idea though... What catalysed reaction do you have in mind?




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[*] posted on 25-6-2015 at 18:25


Quote: Originally posted by blogfast25  
Quote: Originally posted by Orsyn  

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_acetate; "Zinc acetates are prepared by the action of acetic acid on zinc carbonate or zinc metal"
(no ref given so I don't know how accurate this is)



That is certainly correct. Preparing it as a catalyst in situ might not be such a great idea though... What catalysed reaction do you have in mind?


I'm hoping to acetylate methyl anthranilate in GAA.

I have some zinc acetate drying but it's taking forever (can't use heat), so wondering if this could maybe work in situ?

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[*] posted on 26-6-2015 at 05:52


Quote: Originally posted by Orsyn  

I'm hoping to acetylate methyl anthranilate in GAA.

I have some zinc acetate drying but it's taking forever (can't use heat), so wondering if this could maybe work in situ?

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That looks doable. No guarantees though. Try it and learn.




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