Posted by Angharad Pugh on Aug 20, 2012 11:29 am

I am investigating the purity of aspirin however i am stuck writing the history and don't know how much detail to go into. Any ideas are welcome laugh

Re: Aspirin

Posted by jen becht on Sep 14, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi, I know a little about aspirin. 

The main ingredient came from willow tree.  It is used to treat headache and also it is great for skin rejuvenation and acne.  Aspirin contains salicylic acid.  Salicylic acid can be apply to skin or pimple and help losen clogged pores, minimize fine wrinkles, and lighten skin blemishes.  It is great for skin rejunvenation.

I hope that help you a little. smiley

Jen Becht

Re: Aspirin

Posted by Yasmin Hussain on Jun 9, 2020 10:57 am

Acetylsalicylic acid which is aspirin, was found on the bark of willow trees. The main chemical needed to synthesise aspirin is salicylic acid. As for purity, the purity of acetylsalicylic acid was determined by melting point. The melting point range obtained is 144°C-172°C, it’s because it contains impurities.

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