Synthesis of Aluminum Isopropoxide

Combine 200 mL of dry isopropyl alcohol, 30 g of small aluminum foil pieces, 0.2 g of iodine and 1.65 g of mercuric chloride reflux until all of the aluminum foil disappears. Distil the isopropyl alcohol off, discard everything that comes off below 100°C, then attach vacuum and distill the aluminum isopropoxide.


All of the aluminum has reacted with the isopropyl alcohol

Removal of the excess IPA

Distillation of the crude Isopropoxide

The distillate

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