# esterification of phenol with carboxylic acid

Sulfuric acid heated to 120 Â° C. The water separator installed on the apparatus is filled with a mixture of xylene and ethanol in a ratio of 5.67: 1 from a previous experiment. Gas chromatographic analysis of the distillable fractions after the end of the ethanol addition gives the following values (without solvent fraction): A 1 liter reaction vessel equipped with a reflux condenser, water separator and an overflow is metered in continuously: While stirring, this mixture is heated to 125 Â° C, vigorous boiling occurs. The suspension of 9.1 g of 2- (4-hydroxy-phenoxy) propionic acid in 50 ml of xylene is concentrated after adding 0.5 ml. The esters of carboxylic acids containing phenol groups find wide interest as bifunctional compounds with a free phenol group in preparative organic chemistry. Iron(III) chloride is sometimes known as ferric chloride. In the process according to the invention, the esterification products are generally obtained in excellent purity. If you simply use phenol and ethanoic anhydride, phenyl ethanoate is formed together with ethanoic acid. However, this process is complicated, time-consuming and energy-consuming and, when carried out on a technical scale, additionally requires the operation of an alcohol-purification system. The organic acid is available as a technical raw product with a number of accompanying products; 270 g / h xylene (technical mixture of isomers); 2- (4-ethoxy-phenoxy) propionic acid ethyl ester. 2. Watch the recordings here on Youtube! It deals with the combustion and esterification of phenol, and the use of iron(III) chloride solution (ferric chloride solution) as a test for phenol. They are also important preliminary, intermediate and end products in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry, crop protection chemistry, dye chemistry, textile auxiliaries, emulsifiers and other surface-active substances. Response times of 1-2 hours are sufficient in the majority of cases. Legal. The above reactions s... Chemical properties of Alcohols and Phenols, Reaction of Ether with Hydrogen Iodide (HI), Reaction of alcohol and phenol with alkali. You might expect phenol to be similar. This is particularly the case if so-called "strong" alkylating agents, such as, for. All percentages mean percentages by weight. The crude products obtained on the basis of the selective reaction procedure can in most cases be used without further purification. B. upon reaction of the carboxylic acids with the respective Al. The gas chromatographic analysis (without solvent components) shows for the reaction mixture after the addition of xylene / n-propanol: 27.2 g of 4-hydroxy-benzoic acid are suspended in 200 ml of xylene and 2 ml of concentrated sulfuric acid are added. Unless otherwise noted, LibreTexts content is licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Findings (without solvent components): In a stirred flask provided with a reflux condenser and water separator, a suspension of 9.1 g 2- (4-Hydroxy-phenoxy) propionic acid in 50 ml of xylene. However, unlike alcohols, phenol reacts so slowly with carboxylic acids that you normally react it with acyl chlorides (acid chlorides) or acid anhydrides instead. A typical acid anhydride is ethanoic anhydride, (CH3CO)2O. Look at the equation. A mixture of 30 ml of xylene, 52 g of n-propanol and 5.2 g of water is added dropwise over the course of 80 minutes and at the same time 74 g of distillate are removed from the refluxing solution via the water separator. In order to esterification reaction, we used benzoic acid and 4-methylphenol as acid and phenol reagents, respectively. (b) the water content of the alcohol is measured so that it does not exceed the limits of 0.1% downwards and 1% upwards (based on the contents of the reaction vessel) at any time during the reaction. B1. Phenyl ethanoate is again formed, but this time the other product is sodium ethanoate rather than ethanoic acid. The yields are over 90 Â°, in many cases even over 95% of theory. xylene), and a ternary mixture is distilled at the same time via a water separator Solvent / alcohol / water. Early methods called for heating the carboxylic acid in an alcoholic solvent under acid catalysis. For example, benzoyl chloride has the formula C6H5COCl. The high temperature is responsible for ensuring that the reaction proceeds significantly faster than is generally the case with esterifications. But alcohols are neutral to this reaction. 2. This page gives details of some reactions of phenol not covered elsewhere in this section. Esterification of phenolic group-containing carboxylic acids. A total of 67 g of distillate (xylene / ethanol-water mixture) are obtained, from which an aqueous lower phase of 2.0 g separates. The rapid, continuous removal of the water liberated in the reaction, which in the presence of the water-miscible and solubilizing (C. 246 g / h of a 35% by weight solution of 2- (4-hydroxyphenoxy) propionic acid in a mixture of xylene and ethanol with an ethanol content of 8% by weight. Suitable starting materials for the process according to the invention are carboxylic acids of the formula I which contain an ortho, meta or para hydroxyl group in the aromatic part of the molecule. When the medium has an alkaline pH, the esters formed easily re-saponify. Volatile acids, e.g. You will probably remember that you can make esters from alcohols by reacting them with carboxylic acids. The usually chosen way of removing the water of reaction from the esterification mixture, for example by azeotropic distillation or with the aid of entraining agents, usually fails with the technically interesting low-boiling alcohols methanol, ethancl, n-propanol and isopropanol. The processing takes place according to conventional methods. This solvent mixture separates 1.7 g of an aqueous lower phase. Th. The preparative processing of such incomplete esterification approaches or those which have formed with the formation of by-products proves to be difficult for the following reasons: According to the current state of the art, attempts are made to circumvent the problems described in the esterification reaction of carboxylic acids containing phenol groups by reacting the acid with the respective alcohols carried out in several stages under mild reaction conditions; In the last stage, the alcohol is mostly used in anhydrous form to complete the conversion. The Ver in most cases, the time in the reactor is less than one hour. The high proportion of carbon in phenol means that you need a very high proportion of oxygen to phenol to get complete combustion. The amount of water required to maintain the stationary water concentration in the reactor is usually metered in as a mixture with the alcohol used for the esterification. 19891115, Kind code of ref document: ING. $C_6H_5OH + 7O_2 \rightarrow 6CO_2 + 3H2O$. In the process, the metering rate is selected so that an aqueous lower phase separates out in the initial charge, and the water content of the alcohol is measured in such a way that it never limits the limits of 0.1% downwards and 1% upwards (based on on the content of the reaction vessel). Chemical Properties of Ethers (with H 2 SO 4 ) On heating with dilute sulfuric acid under pressure, ethers are hydrolysed to alcohols. However, unlike alcohols, phenol reacts so slowly with carboxylic acids that you normally react it with acyl chlorides (acid chlorides) or acid anhydrides instead. When using milder alkylation conditions such. The process for the esterification of phenolic carboxylic acids is carried out using (C1-C3) alcohols in the presence of acidic catalysts without simultaneous etherification of the phenolic hydroxyl groups. This reaction isn't important itself, but a very similar reaction is involved in the manufacture of aspirin (covered in detail on another page - link below). Examples of some common carboxylic acids containing phenol groups are: If the aliphatic part of the molecule contains chiral centers, it is understood that all existing stereoisomers or their mixtures can be subjected to the esterification reaction according to the invention in the same way without racemization occurring. Non-volatile mineral acids such as sulfuric or phosphoric acid are preferred as catalysts; sulfated aromatics (e.g. From the above, it is therefore a technical task to determine conditions under which carboxylic acids containing phenol groups can be converted into their lower alkyl esters in a one-step reaction. Residual free acids below 2% and phenol ether contamination below 1% are regularly achieved. While the selective alkylation of an aliphatic or aromatic carboxylic acid to its ester usually succeeds without problems even in the presence of alcoholic hydroxyl groups in the same molecule, this reaction represents a demanding technical task for carboxylic acids which contain phenolic hydroxyl groups in the same molecule. Phenol reacts with ethanoyl chloride at room temperature, although the reaction isn't as fast as the one between ethanoyl chloride and an alcohol. However, for compounds containing benzene rings, combustion is hardly ever complete, especially if they are burnt in air. 120 Â° C. Further refluxing slowly brings the temperature back up to 123 Â° C. A gas chromatographic analysis is carried out after 14 hours. [ "article:topic", "authorname:clarkj", "showtoc:no" ], Former Head of Chemistry and Head of Science, Making esters from phenol using an acyl chloride, Making esters from phenol using an acid anhydride, The reaction with iron(III) chloride solution. Making esters from phenol using an acyl chloride. The mixture is heated to 125 Â° C. and then a total of 43 g of 90% strength aqueous ethanol are metered in over the course of 90 minutes. 3. Gas chromatographic analysis of the distillable parts of the crude product (without solvent): Batch process - optimized conditions (equipment as in example 3). The reactions of acid anhydrides are slower than the corresponding reactions with acyl chlorides, and you usually need to warm the mixture. You will probably remember that you can make esters from alcohols by reacting them with carboxylic acids. 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