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Rhodium

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Potassium Phtalimide
« on: November 10, 2001, 08:56:00 AM »
Does anyone have a good lab prep procedure for potassium phtalimide handy (from phtalimide and KOH)?

PrimoPyro

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Re: Potassium Phtalimide
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2001, 03:43:00 PM »
Ive never heard of this compound before? An alkalai imide?

Are you referring to a C6H4(CO)2NK species?

I mean literally the potassium bonded to the nitrogen in place of the hydrogen of the imide? I didn't know such a species could exist.

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terbium

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Re: Potassium Phtalimide
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2001, 04:51:00 PM »
Or does he want to hydrolyze it, getting rid of the nitrogen and producing the potassium salt of the corresponding lactone (phthalide). There is a procedure in Vogel for this (sodium salt not potassium). He does not isolate the salt though, instead it is immediately treated with HCl to form the lactone.

lugh

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Re: Potassium Phtalimide
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2001, 05:44:00 PM »
Vogel's 3rd Ed states that if the alternative Gabriel synthesis using phthalimide and potassium carbonate isn't feasible, than one may prepare potassium phthalimide from a solution of phthalimide in absolute ethanol and potassium hydroxide in 75% ethanol  :)