Synthesis of Dibenzalacetone

Dissolve 2.6 g of sodium hydroxide in 20 mL of very cold water, to this solution add 20 mL of ethanol, 2.8 g of benzaldehyde and 0.8 g of acetone with stirring. The additions must be done when the flask is under ice water bath. Vigorously stir for 30 minutes at room temperature. After which place the mixture to a freezer until cold and filter. Recrystallize in hot ethyl acetate.

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Addition of the chemicals

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Stirring for 30 minutes

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The mixture was taken out from the freezer

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Filtration

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Filtration of the recrystallized material

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