Synthesis description for preparation of ACETONE OXIME (ACETOXIME)
Loneoceans Laboratories - Acetone Peroxide Synthesis
Test the last drop of water wash with red litmus
paper, continue the washing if it is still basic.
Transfer the precipitate into an Erlenmeyer flask.
Recrystallize the product using ethanol and water.
Cool the flask in ice bath for 5-10 minutes.
Collect the crystals by vacuum filtration
Determine the melting point
benzaldehyde + acetone
layers: top oily liquid and clear colorless bottom
mixture + ethanol
clear colorless mixture
mixture + NaOH
pale yellow mixture
stand at room temp
creamy yellow mixture
pale yellow crystalline solid
yellow green crystals
MP: 103- 108 C
Theoretical Yield: 0.91 g
Percent Yield: 102.46%
Percent Recovery: 59.14%
2,4 DNP test: positive
Iodoform test: negative
Tollens' test: negative
The purpose of this experiment was to synthesize dibenzalacetone via an aldol condensation reaction between acetone and benzaldehyde.
TATP Synthesis | Sulfuric Acid | Explosive Material
Above is a tiny pile of acetone peroxide set off on a solid metal plate, ignited by a high voltage electrical arc. Click to enlarge.
*The pile of acetone peroxide was actually still very damp when ignited!