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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 22:58
Cinnamic acid to phenylacetic acid


What would the least toxic routes be to produce phenacetaldehyde or phenylacetic acid from cinnamic acid? I'm pretty sure it's 2 oxidations. Could sodium bicarbonate in water work? If not, why? Also, is there any easy ways to get mostly pure cinnamic acid from cinnamon oil? If so, what is every way possible, if known? Please help!!! Thanks guys!
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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 23:24


The oxidation of cinnamaldehyde with caroate generates PAA:

http://parazite.pp.fi/hiveboard/picproxie_docs/000509703-ald...

As cinnamaldehyde is the major active component of cinnamon I hope this would suffice? I believe it is soluble in ethanol. Adding a solution of sodium bisulfite to the extract should precipitate the adduct.
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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 23:45


thank you! I will look into this :)
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[*] posted on 3-10-2017 at 23:46


So wait, it oxidizes all the way from cinnamic acid to past in one step??
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[*] posted on 4-10-2017 at 00:15


Also, I don't think I can obtain caroate I've never ward of that. Is there any household bases that will do this in one step?
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[*] posted on 4-10-2017 at 00:28


Quote: Originally posted by Kratom3million  
Also, I don't think I can obtain caroate I've never ward of that. Is there any household bases that will do this in one step?


Take a look at my post in "cinamic acid" thread. I discussed an OTC one step oxidation of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamic acid with nickel peroxide made in situ from nickel chloride and bleach.

follow the link: http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=12746&...
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[*] posted on 4-10-2017 at 00:42


Ok, thank you!!
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