Print version ISSN 0100-4042
IMAMURA, Paulo Mitsuo and BAPTISTELLA, Lúcia Helena Brito. Nitration of phenol, a method on semi-micro scale for a 4 hours laboratory. Quím. Nova [online]. 2000, vol.23, n.2, pp. 270-272. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422000000200021.
A procedure for the nitration of phenol in a semi-micro scale, followed by separation of the formed orto- and para-nitrophenol isomers by column chromatography, is described. All the experiment, including determination of the melting point of the isolated products, require a period of 4 hours, and it is suitable for organic chemistry laboratory undergraduate courses.
Keywords : nitration of phenol; semi-micro scale; chemical education.