Cocaine Synthesis | Chemical Reactions | Organic …

Collect the lidocaine precipitate by vacuum filtration.
Rinse the solid with small portions of cold water and draw air through it to aid drying (Use high vacuum).
Allow this sample to air dry in your drawer until the next lab.
Calculate the final yield of your product.
Chemical Reaction
Synthesis Of Lidocaine
- C14H22N2O
is a crystalline compound that is used in the form of its hydrochloride as a
local anesthetic
and as an
arrhythmic agent.
- It is the first amino amide- type local anesthetic, was first synthesized under the name
by swedish chemist Nils Lofgren in 1943.
- Trade names for this substance include Xylocaine, Isocaine, and Anestacon, and its systematic chemical name is 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2’,6’-dimethylphenyl)acetamide.

A simplified total synthesis of the single enantiomers of cocaine and racemic cocaine is outlined

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or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis: ..

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What three roles does diethyl amine serve in this synthesis?

As a nucleophile to displace chloride anion from –CH2Cl in the α-chloro-2, 6-dimethylacetanilide by an SN2 type reaction;

As a base to absorb the HCl that is formed in the nucleophilic substitution reaction leading to lidocaine; and

As a solvent for the reaction.