The isolation of N-tert-butyl-p-toluidine hydrochloride and the synthesis of mauveine

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Abstract

Heating p-toluidine hydrochloride in tert-butanol gave a crystalline precipitate of N-tert-butyl-p-toluidine hydrochloride. This compound, now readily available by this simple procedure, was used to make mauveine, which was found by TLC analysis to be identical to authentic mauveine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Volume38
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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tert-Butyl Alcohol
Precipitates
Crystalline materials
Heating
4-toluidine

Keywords

  • colouring matter
  • mauve
  • mauveine
  • tertiary-butyl

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