Synthesis of Isopropyl Acetate

To a reflux apparatus add 25 mL of isopropyl alcohol, 40 mL of acetic acid and 3 mL of conc. sulfuric acid. Reflux for 3h. After which cool the solution down, pour into 100 mL of cold water and neutralize with sodium bicarbonate. Collect the organic upper layer, dry it with anhydrous calcium chloride and distill at 90°C.



The distillation apparatus

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Collecting the organic phase

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The distilled product

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