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Synthesis

Chemistry in Pictures: Supersized crystals

by Craig Bettenhausen
November 7, 2019

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Credit: Daniel Martin, (J. Org. Chem. 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b01737)

Daniel Martin recently published a procedure in the Journal of Organic Chemistry that requires synthesizing nearly a mole of 4-tert-butyl-2,6-dinitrobenzylbromide as an intermediate. The NMR looked clean, so he thought it might be worth trying to grow a few crystals overnight. The next morning, he found the beaker full of success shown, with single crystals up to 7 grams apiece. “Needless to say, our crystallographer was very happy,” Martin says.

Submitted by Daniel Martin, (J. Org. Chem. 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b01737)

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