Synthesis of 1-Nitronaphthalene

To an addition funnel, add 12ml of ice-cold conc. sulfuric acid and 10ml of ice-cold conc. nitric acid, to a beaker, add 12.8g of naphthalene and heat the beaker in 45°C. The acid should be added with stirring over 10 minutes. Then the mixture is stirred at 60°C for 45 minutes and poured to 300ml of cold saturated sodium carbonate solution. The mixture is filtered, washed with some water and dried. Recrystallize in hot ethanol.

Source

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Nitration

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Pouring the mixture to the sodium carbonate solution

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The crude product

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