Picric acid synthesis : from PhenolJuly 24, 2021
Picric acid is 2,4,6Trinitrophenol
I synthesised it from phenol. you can also try synthesis from aspirin
i first sulfonated phenol and then i nitrated it
Phenol was taken in an erlenmyer flask and concentrated sulfuric acid was added . Then it formed p-hydroxy benzene sulfonic acid. it was then heated for 30 minute to ensure complete sulfonation. It was then subjected to nitration
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