Carrying out reactions

  • J. T. Sharp
  • I. Gosney
  • A. G. Rowley


For a preparative process (A + B → C) the basic requirement is to carry out the reaction under conditions in which the starting materials A and B will react at a convenient rate, with the minimum of sidereactions, and under which the product C is stable. The conditions required vary enormously with the nature of the reaction and primarily involve control of the reaction temperature, the way in which the reactants are mixed together and, in some cases, protection of the reaction mixture from atmospheric oxygen and water.


Reaction Vessel Rubber Septum Liquid Ammonia Silicone Grease Lithium Aluminium Hydride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Sharp
    • 1
  • I. Gosney
    • 1
  • A. G. Rowley
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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