Bandil (Hive Bee)
01-05-02 13:41
No 252916
      Improvised Dean Stark trap  Bookmark   

Swim would really like to dream about using his newly made nitroethane for alpha-methylated compunds :) He has made so small amounts that to much will be lost, if drying over CaCl2. Therefore a dean stark trap would be nice!

I know what it does, but HOW does i work? Swim supposed one could be improvised, if the knew exactly how it worked.


(Hive Bee)
01-05-02 14:20
No 252918
      Re: Improvised Dean Stark trap  Bookmark   

The Dean-Stark trap provides a place for azeotropically distilled water to condense and be removed from the reaction. One could improvise a similar arrangement from distillation components. Vogel's cautions the use hardened rubber stoppers to prevent premature failure smile