Synthesis of Dianisalacetone

To a beaker add 5 g of NaOH dissolved in 50 mL of water and 40 mL of EtOH, start an addition of 6.5 mL of anisaldehyde dissolved in 1.8 mL of acetone with stirring while maintaining the temperature below 30°C, after the addition stir for 10 minutes. Filter, wash with some cold water and recrystallize from 75% aqueous ethanol.

Source

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Addition of the solution

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The crude product

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Recrystallization

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The recrystallized product

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