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Author: Subject: Test for nitro compound on modified carbon

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[*] posted on 18-5-2007 at 03:56
Test for nitro compound on modified carbon


I recently went about attempting to modify the surface of graphite using a diazo reduction method. Since the most sophisticated piece of equipment I have is a melting point determinator, I am unable to do infrared scans etc to verify that my reaction worked. The molecule I attempted to modify the graphite with is 4-nitroaniline, after the loss of nitrogen I expected to have a graphite-nitrobenzene type modification. My question is, how would I test for the nitro compound on the graphite surface. And if reducing the nitro to an amine then testing via diazo is the best method to show results ,that is- if it can be reduced without removing the compound from the surface of the graphite.
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