Synthesis of taurine

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Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) has been synthesized via reaction of 2-aminoethylsulfuric acid (prepared from monoethanolamine and sulfuric acid) with sodium sulfite. The target compound was separated from the excess of sodium sulfite by extraction with conc. aqueous ammonia (25%).

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Translated from Khimiko-Farmatsevticheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 40–42, March, 2008.

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Bondareva, O.M., Lopatik, D.V., Kuvaeva, Z.I. et al. Synthesis of taurine. Pharm Chem J 42, 142–144 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11094-008-0072-3

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Keywords

  • Taurine
  • Sodium Sulfate
  • Sulfation
  • Aqueous Ammonia
  • Gaseous Ammonia