Formula #28 Mytol

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Formula #28 Mytol

Post by joglar » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:36 am

Hi Steve and all,

On reading the formula #28 Mytol on p.244 [the same is valid for the formula #26 of the 3rd Ed. on p. 218) there is a footnote about dissolving the Phenidone in methyl hydrate. I would say "methanol" or methyl alcohol, right?

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Re: Formula #28 Mytol

Post by sanchell » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:20 pm

joglar wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:36 am
On reading the formula #28 Mytol on p.244 [the same is valid for the formula #26 of the 3rd Ed. on p. 218) there is a footnote about dissolving the Phenidone in methyl hydrate. I would say "methanol" or methyl alcohol, right?
The formula and nomenclature is as Paul Lewis submitted. Paul is Canadian and it may be that the term methyl hydrate is in common use there. That said, a google search for methyl hydrate brings up this:

"Methanol (methyl hydrate) is a colourless liquid with an alcohol-like odour. It is one of the basic chemicals of the organic chemical industry."

So, as with many chemical substances, methanol by any other name will still dissolve Phenidone. :D
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